Surrender Control to the Lord for His Mastery – Spirit Music Meet-Ups
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As part of our Mission Statement, we are dedicated to help YOU:
“Take obedient steps of faith to surrender control of our own “by might and power” external resources and internal abilities in exchange for 100% control of God’s “by My Spirit” resources and abilities in order to create together anointed, prophetic, and even spontaneous music.”
The Self-Control or Mastery of the Lord:
“Self-Control or Mastery” is the last subtlest ‘flavor’ of “the [singular] fruit/essence of the Spirit that is agape Unconditional-Love” per Paul in Galatians 5:22-23 exactly because it is the nature of the Spirit to be in complete control/mastery of the universe to was involved in creating as the dynamite-like dunamis “Enabling-Power of God, the ‘Action Hero and Doer’ of God – see Promised Spirit. Self-Control/Mastery producing unconditional-love for others is the ultimate “perfect” result of God’s Unconditional-Love working in us per 1 John 2:5, 4:12, 17.
So if we are filled or baptized by the Spirit then God’s nature of Unconditional-Love will ultimately have that effect on us – We will experience the Spirit’s enabling-power to “cause us to walk by the Spirit in His statutes/precepts” per Ezekiel 36:27, 37:24. Holiness or sanctification is naturally supernatural! But this “Mastery” or “Control over oneself” affects everything we do, even music and drumming.
There is no way to acquire this by bible-study or righteous works – that’s religion! “God gives unconditionally-loving-favor-of-grace to the humble/receptive and lifts them up but opposes or stands-the-ground-against the proud” – we can only get this by surrendering control of our own “might and power” and even “skill” by “letting go and letting God” thru confession in proseuche conversation-prayer.
Better to do a U-Turn!
If you continue to try to be “the Captain of your own ship” you will die in your failures/sins. You have to repent (turn) away from your own pride of accomplishment to the Lord and confess “Jesus is Lord/Owner/Master.” If we admit, even boast to the Lord, in our weaknesses/sins, then we open ourselves up for a Divine exchange or propitiation – Christ’s perfection for our imperfection!
Repentance is not penance, a buying or earning of God’s unconditionally-loving-favor-of-grace! This is religion! Religion is not a relationship with God. Repentance is a “U-turn” in our conviction that involves the confession of sin and having trusting-relying-faith in Jesus Christ for our forgiveness and cleansing of ALL sin to be holy/sanctified!
We must be humble like little children, directly learning from our Father-God by seeing, hearing, and feeling directly from the Lord. This is not bible-study gnosis informational-knowledge but direct, genuine, relational, experiential epignosis knowledge through intimate relationship.
Lord, I will no longer fight You for who is supposed to have control over me. I am no longer “the captain of my own ship” singing like Frank Sinatra did “I did it my way” because I gave my life to You when I publicly confessed “Jesus is Lord” and was water-baptized for salvation. I confess that I have lacked self-control my whole life, often saying “yes” to my own desires over Yours. I’ve also had pride in my own “might and power” external resources and internal abilities, and claimed to have self-mastery over many things, even in my zeal to live as a Christian. But I know that You “oppose the proud but give grace to the humble.” Therefore, I gladly lay down my fleshly resources and abilities, even my many failures, in exchange or propitiation for the perfect self-mastery of Christ and the dynamite, enabling-power of Your Spirit of holiness. Guide me NOW as I read these other BLOG topics. Amen.
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See also: Obedient Steps of Faith – BT13: Putting faith in ‘being good’ by obeying the Law turns the Light switch OFF because the glass is only partially full – to your peril! Righteousness is ONLY thru Christ
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