And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen --Mark 16:20
Does God really want a bunch of mindless robots? I think we often talk and act like he does. We sing the song "I Surrender All" and believe that
The problem with us singing the old hymn "I Surrender All" is that we think it's a lifestyle choice.
I went back and checked the lyrics. This song talks about salvation. Surrender is how we enter the kingdom. But citizens of the kingdom are the king's kids not employees. Yes, the king's kids are expected to obey the king. But they also get to talk to him and have him listen. The kids have a role in policy decisions. Employees are expected to just do what they're told.
And since we're adopted children we're expected to learn the heart of the king so we know how to act like royalty rather than employees.
And the way God does this for us is like Trinity learning how to fly a helicopter in the movie "Matrix"--he downloads it into our brain. Not only that, he himself takes up residence in our body. The Holy Spirit renews our mind so we have the mind of Christ. This give us the ability to think God's thoughts.
Now we can't go off the reservation and just do whatever we want. It is expected that the kids of royalty obey the king. But as the king's kids we should know how to made our own decisions that he will stamp CONFIRMED.
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein