Of late, while driving on the highway, more and more cars fail to yield as they enter the highway from the on ramp. So intent to merge without yielding, one car ran me into the next lane which was, thankfully, empty. This trend results in bolder and bolder moves on the part of drivers entering the roadway, making it much more dangerous, as I experienced. This affects more than driving, though. As Christians, yielding ourselves to God in humility and obedience marks the way of authentic faith. Yet, some very popular faith principles such as the prosperity gospel sound more like making our own plans and offering them to God for him to bless. Jesus lived differently, always yielding only to what he received from God rather than his own will.
John 5:19 Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.”
If Jesus, the Son of God only did what his Father God showed him, how much more should we? During this Lenten season, spend time in prayer about your relationship with God. Are there areas in your life that you have not yielded to God?