“Blessed are the meek.” Matt. 5:5
The word “meek” means “not fighting against God”. Lay down your arms and surrender. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve basically shook their fists in the face of God and said, “not your will but our will be done”. We must surrender ourselves to God—saying, “You are God and we are not”. It’s time we stop dictating to God what we like and don’t like; what we will and will not do; what we want and what we don’t want. Worship itself is surrender to God. Raising our hands to God in worship is a physical expression of our surrender. In worship we say: “we give ourselves to you God; our minds, our bodies, and our hearts. All of us to all of you.” You cannot partially surrender. It is all or nothing. God asks for unconditional surrender.
          To walk humbly with God is to not fight against Him. Blessed are the meek—those who don’t contend with God. Whenever we resist God we bow down before the devil; there is no middle ground. James chapter four says that if you draw close to God, God will draw near to you. James then calls us to clean up our hearts and to not be double-minded. In other words, don’t try to ride the fence.
          There is a story from World War two about a man in a European town who carried some flags in his back pocket: one German, and the other American. His intention was to wait until he found out who occupied the town, and then fly the winning flag. When Jesus returns, it will be too late to decide. Now is the time. Don’t put off your surrender to God for even one more hour.
-Pastor Dino Griffin