The easy thing to do is to make up our own God who submits to us and does what we want him to do. A God who fits into our lifestyle, our pleasures and would never question our behavior or direction. It's not our fault for believing this. We've been trained to believe it by our families who abandoned us, our churches who mis-repressented this God by living joyless, hypocritical lives and our western culture which tells us to be independent and selfish.
By God's grace, we have seen that through Jesus, modeling a sinless perfect life in full pursuit of this God and full submission of this God, lives with an authority and joy that we deeply desire yet cannot obtain by will-power. He then dies the death that we know we deserve for being selfish, wicked hearted liars, cheaters, thieves and deceivers. Jesus dies for us, in our place and physically rises from the dead, telling the world and proving to the world that he is who he said he was…God in the flesh.
Through a pursuit and love towards Him, we can find Love, Peace, Passion, Purpose and Joy in submission to this loving and Holy God who has our upmost pleasure in mind when he commands us in any way…..this is my truth.