“Praise God, everybody! Applaud God, all people! His love has taken over our lives, God’s faithful ways are eternal. Hallelujah!” Psalm 117.1
I cannot evaluate, measure, or even try to describe what happens when you let God take over your life. The books I read by other authors trying to accomplish this goal do not seem to carry the same impact and intensity of emotion that I find in my own experience. What does it mean to let God hit you?
In my life, I find God bringing several consistent attributes when I let him in.
God takes over every part of my life. Living in trust of what God did, continues to do, and means consumes my work, home, and private time. My God is not a part-time, only focus on the big stuff, God. God digs in deep, delving into parts of my soul I would just as soon keep private! God’s loves takes over, forcing fresh, loving, and caring examinations of the details. I find myself changed. Awesome!
God brings a rock solid consistency to my purpose of being and my relationship to others. Gone are the days where my attitude towards others is wishy, washy! God’s love and grace will not allow it. I am the first to say, admit, that my behavior is all over the place. The difference is that now I am crying inside when I fail, I take action when I hurt others, and I desperately want to return to God’s presence for repair. God continues to give me the grace and acceptance my life thirsts for. The mystery of life comes how this gift drives me into His arms of mercy. I want to be like Jesus!
God enjoys celebration! God likes to party! God likes noise! God looks for responses when He is in our lives. The days of quite worship are over, if they ever existed in the first place! Celebrate as a group with a God focus God! No third person songs for me – God is awesome! No passive comments – be direct! Praise God!