People who are in college sometimes take classes that are very challenging. I know a college professor who always encouraged his students to try hard to succeed in his classes. He would tell his students, “Don’t do this class halfheartedly. It requires all your effort!”
Following God requires all our effort, too. One time Jesus was talking with an expert of the Jewish law. This man wanted to know how to have eternal life. Jesus asked the man what he thought he should do to have eternal life. In Luke 10:27 we read the man’s reply. “The man answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ Also, ‘Love your neighbor the same as you love yourself.’” Jesus told the man that his answer was correct.
As Christians, we should love God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength. Our goal should be complete dedication to God. We need to give God 100% of our effort. This means that we need to completely surrender our lives to Him!
Surrendering your life to God means that you have a true dedication to Him and His Word. Be sure to live every day obeying God and serving Him.