Step 3

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

“Trust in the Lord completely; don’t ever trust yourself. In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.” Proverbs 3:5-6

When we take an honest look at our powerlessness and turn our lives over to God’s care (Steps 1 & 2), that is when He can actually DO something about our dilemma… when we are willing to TRUST Him.  “Letting go and letting God” can be tough, quite similar to jumping off a cliff!  Trusting our lives into God’s care and asking for His will instead of ours may not have been even considered.  What if we don’t LIKE His will for us and it doesn’t fit into our plans?  Are we willing to trust Him anyway?  Has what we’ve tried to do before to solve our problems ever worked?  Is it time to let Him have His way, no matter if it’s not our way?  What have we got to lose?

A.    The surrendered life:

  • John 10:1-10                    Matt. 11:28-30
  • Gal. 2:20                          Luke 9:23-25
  • Rom. 6:16 -23

B.    Submission to Divine will:

  • Psa. 40                            Prov. 3:5-6
  • Psa. 143:10-11                 Mark 8:34-36
  • Psa. 32:7-9                      Rom. 12:1-2
  • Prov. 28:26

C.    Pleasing God:

  • Prov. 16:7

D.    Understanding:

  • Prov. 2:6                          Psa. 119:104-106

E.     Salvation through Christ:

  • John 3:16                         Acts 15:11 (TLB)
  • Acts 4:12                         Acts 2:21

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