Daily Words of God: Knowing God | Excerpt 136
The Proper Attitude and Practice for One Who Wishes to Submit to God’s Authority
With what attitude should man now know and regard God’s authority, the fact of God’s sovereignty over human fate? This is a real problem that stands before every person. When confronting real-life problems, how should you know and understand God’s authority and His sovereignty? When you do not know how to understand, handle, and experience these problems, what attitude should you adopt to show your intention, your desire, and your reality of submitting to God’s sovereignty and arrangements? First you must learn to wait; then you must learn to seek; then you must learn to submit. “Waiting” means waiting for the time of God, awaiting the people, events, and things that He has arranged for you, waiting for His will to gradually reveal itself to you. “Seeking” means observing and understanding God’s thoughtful intentions for you through the people, events, and things that He has laid out, understanding the truth through them, understanding what humans must accomplish and the ways they must keep, understanding what results God means to achieve in humans and what accomplishments He means to attain in them. “Submitting,” of course, refers to accepting the people, events, and things that God has orchestrated, accepting His sovereignty and, through it, coming to know how the Creator dictates man’s fate, how He supplies man with His life, how He works the truth into man. All things under God’s arrangements and sovereignty obey natural laws, and if you resolve to let God arrange and dictate everything for you, you should learn to wait, you should learn to seek, you should learn to submit. This is the attitude that every person who wants to submit to God’s authority must take, the basic quality that every person who wants to accept God’s sovereignty and arrangements must possess. To hold such an attitude, to possess such a quality, you must work harder; and only thus can you enter into the true reality.
How to Submit to God’s Authority
How should humanity know and regard God’s authority, His sovereignty over human fate? This problem confronts all mankind. When facing problems in your life, how will you fathom and taste God’s authority and sovereignty? When you cannot understand, when you face the problems of your life, what attitude should you assume to demonstrate your will and desire to obey God’s sovereign plan?
You should wait on God’s timing, on people, events, and things arranged and planned by God. Bit by bit, God will show you His will. You should seek through people and things to see how God’s intentions are kind. You will understand His truth and the ways that you must keep. God will lay before your eyes the fruits He wants to achieve.
Submit and accept God’s sovereignty and all things that are set up by Him, to taste how your Maker directs your fate, supplies you with life, and fills you with truth. All things obey natural laws under God’s plan and sovereignty. If you determine to let God lead, arrange and direct everything for you, you must wait, seek, and submit. This attitude is needed by all who bow before God. Those who toil to have this quality shall reach true reality.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs