Originally posted by 72Comet
I sat down on Sat. wiith my spiritual advisor, to talk about whats going on in my life. Problems, my plans ect. and he made a comment that it sounded like I've made Jesus my savior but not my Lord. It keeps going over in my head what does that mean and how do I make the needed changes. Any thoughts?
This is the picture of an average believer. Most believe the power of God is able to save, but then we quit there. There is sanctification, holiness, powerful praying, service to others, ministry, daily time with God, repentance, fellowship, and so on. It is like you give God enough room to save you from hell, but then re-take the reigns of your life and live the way you wanna live. Pretty typical in America today, but God desires for you to be different and not average. He promises abundant life and rest in Him, but only if we will submit to his authority and will, surrender our lives and carry our cross, and sacrifice. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to show you what you look like to God, read Isaiah 6 (he was a "holy" man, but see what he saw in himself in God's presence), humble yourself and be open and willing to hear from God, repent and settle any "hidden" sin in your life, set aside a half a day or a day to pray, possibly fast, and seek the will of God, and through all of this believe that God will change you.
I hope this helps!