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(22 June 2018)

This whole week we've been taking a look at expressions people use that sounds spiritual, but they are not biblical. The last cliché we will look at is this one: 

God is my co-pilot.

You've probably seen this one on a sticker on a car. The idea is that God walks with us, side by side, through life. He is there to encourage us, to keep us awake when we are tired, and to show us where we need to turn to the left or the right. He is there to help us live the life we have imagined, the life we have chosen as if we are in control.

Because of our sinful nature, we desperately do want to be in control of our lives. But when we place our faith in Jesus, He gives us a new nature. Now we are supposed to surrender and give Him control of our lives.

Nowhere in the Gospels do we ever see Jesus react positively to anyone who tried to follow Him on their terms. "Follow Me," was His constant invitation. 

He is the Leader. 

We follow. 

He reigns. 

We bow down. 

He is Lord. 

We submit to Him and follow.

PRAY WITH ME: Lord, I choose to submit to You. Help me follow You as You lead me.