Ezekiel 44:9 (NLT) “So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: No foreigners, including those who live among the people of Israel, will enter my sanctuary if they have not been circumcised and have not surrendered themselves to the Lord.
Some people go through life excusing their shortcomings because of some disadvantage they’ve had stacked against them. Others have grown up in great families and circumstances of great advantage and privilege. Many of these folks have had less in their lives to overcome and less occasion to stumble.
If you are one who hasn’t had these benefits and you’ve had a disadvantage or two to overcome, you may feel angry, resentful, and even ashamed as a result. If so, I have two important things to say to you: first, your feelings are certainly understandable. Second, despite the fact that your resentful feelings may be justified, you simply must let go of them-those feelings or they will slowly eat you alive.
Letting go is so simple and at the same time so hard to do. Daily as people , we face the same challenge, a challenge to surrender. Surrender your will, your power, your bitter, angry feelings of resentment to people and God for many of us. Surrender yourself so the Lord’s promised Holy Spirit can come and fill the void in your life today!
Point to ponder- No one who surrenders to the Lord will be sorry!
In His Service,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.