Yield to God


What does it mean to yield to God? Why should we yield our lives to God? And how to we actually go about yielding?

In order to be saved, we need to yield our lives to Jesus as Lord. That means we need to let Him lead us, so that we are obeying Him from the heart. When we yield to God, He begins to transform us and pour His love into us so that we can love others.

You must yield your life directly to Jesus. You do not need to only live by the “letter of the law” but by the “spirit of the law.” Scripture is one way to get to know God, but if you never connect directly with God, you don’t have a personal relationship. If you love and adore Scripture but refuse to yield to God directly, you are no better than the Pharisees who Jesus said were sons of hell and a brood of vipers. They technically obeyed Scripture but lived only for themselves. Their lives were not yielded to God.

“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about Me, yet you refuse to come to Me that you may have life.” John 5:39-40 ESV

Don’t let Scripture be an impediment to block your relationship with God. True prayer is opening your life to God, asking Him to rule over you. This is an inward thing; you’re inwardly opening and allowing God to take control of you.

Yes, yielding only to Scripture and not to God Himself will keep you powerless as you seek to fulfill the law with your own strength instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to convict you of sin. If you do not yield to the Holy Spirit, you will twist Scripture to justify sin. This is because your heart doesn’t really know God because you aren’t connected.

Jesus came to tear the veil into the Holy of Holies, so that we could have communion directly with God. When Jesus says, “Depart from Me; I never knew you…” people who loved Scripture but never yielded to God directly will scream in anguish that they never had a personal relationship. If you have been transformed in miraculous ways into the image of Christ, you are saved. If you have not been changed and transformed, ask God to help you yield to Him directly and begin to get rid of sin in your life.

How to Yield to God (Prayer Video #9)

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12 Responses to “Yield to God”

  1. Andrea says:

    When it comes to yielding, I think James 4:7 says it very well – “submit to God…”

  2. Terri says:

    I am reminded of the verse submit to God which is same as Andrea stated above. He will grant you the desires of your heart as long as its his will

  3. James 4:8 – “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands you sinners and purify your hearts you double-minded.” Good reminder of where we should be each and every day…moment by moment.

  4. Tara says:

    When we realize how good He is, we don’t mind yielding to Him.

  5. Heather Hart says:

    Yes! We must draw near to Jesus. It’s not about rules, it’s about a relationship.

  6. I always think of being in traffic at a roundabout or something. You yield to allow someone to move ahead of you. If I’m going to follow God I need for Him to always be one step ahead of me. That means sometimes I’m going to have to slow down and wait.

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