Job 22:21 “Submit to God, and you will have peace; then things will go well for you.”
To “submit to God” literally means to become intimately familiar with His voice and allow yourself to be of service to Him.
“You will have peace” means to be made complete, to be recompensed, to be restored, repaid, avenged.
When we put that all together, it means that when you allow yourself to submit to Him, by spending time in His Presence which could be as simple as whispering a prayer, spending a few minutes studying His Word (such as these devotionals), asking Him to change your heart and the inclinations of your heart, asking Him to open your eyes so that He reveal Himself to you and you become familiar with His voice. Be conscious of applying His Blood on your soul everyday and letting His light shine in through the resurrection power so that His light shines brighter and brighter swallowing up the darkness that sin brought in you… then you will begin to see things change: inside you first – you don’t react as quickly, you become more patient. You begin to relate to others better. You start to make wise decisions. Your income begins to increase. You experience God’s favor more and more in different areas of your life. Because it is His Spirit doing a work INSIDE you that affects the world around you. His peace is a force that exerts pressure on the mess-ups you were born with and the circumstances from the wrong choices you’ve made. No matter how bad things may be, there is NOTHING too difficult for our God! And it starts with a decision YOU make: ask Him to save you and believe He will.
“Abba, there are so many things I have no control over, and circumstances I’ve found myself in because of my sins, sins of my parents, grandparents, etc. But You paid the price for me so that I can avail of Your peace. I plead Your Blood that atones for all sin, it washes me clean and it breaks every hold that the enemy used against me. Your Blood declares that I am Yours and I am in right standing with You. And I loose the Resurrection power that raised Jesus from hell and the grave to fill my soul and Your light so Your glory can shine from within me. Let my life reflect Your glory, Your goodness, Your love by Your grace at work in me now, in Jesus’ Name, amen!”