ANCHORED DAILY: Yield - John 17:1-5

posted by Bethel Communications | Jan 14, 2022

“When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.”



Christ shows us a beautiful example of what living a life that glorifies God looks like. Yielding His entire life to the Lord and giving glory to God in every step He takes. 


We are called to live this way as well. When we lay our desires and wants in life down at the feet of the Lord, it strengthens our relationship with Him. Giving all things to God and relying on Him completely also gives us peace with Him. If we are constantly worrying about what is next, what others think of us or stressing about details we won't experience the calming peace that comes from yielding to God. When we focus our hearts on God, He will guide us to where He needs us to be. 


So often in my life, I have tried to do things on my own instead of yielding to God. Here's an example; when my first born was 5 months old I discovered I was pregnant again. I was so scared and kept telling God I wasn't strong enough to have another baby yet. He told me that this was His plan and that I didn't have to be strong enough, because He was. I didn't know what life was going to be like having two babies under the age of 2 but God provided in so many different ways. Here I am, a year later, a mother to two baby boys. It can be hard a times but I know if I surrender to God everyday, He will guide my steps and give me the strength and energy I need to conquer the day. I strive to give glory to God every day because of that. The overwhelming peace I experience because of the relationship I have with Him is an amazing thing. 


So the take away is; When you yield to God, He can use you for His glory. 


Let's pray together...

Lord, we want to put you first. We want to live for you. Give us daily reminders that we can trust you in all things. May all that we do bring glory to you God. 


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