…you are that one’s slaves whom you obey…. Romans 6:16
When you yield to something, you will soon realize the tremendous control it has over you. No release or escape from it will ever come from any human power, but only through the power of redemption. You must yield yourself in utter humiliation to the only one who can break the dominating power in your life, namely, the Lord Jesus Christ. Yielding to Jesus will break every kind of slavery in any person’s life.
GOD’S TOTAL SURRENDER TO US
For God so loved the world that He gave…. John 3:16
In our surrender, we must give ourselves to God in the same way He gave Himself for us – totally, unconditionally, and without reservation. The consequences and circumstances resulting from our surrender will never even enter our mind, because our life will be totally consumed with Him.
Peter began to say to him, “See we have left all and followed you.” Mark 10:28
We have become so self-centered that we go to God only for something from Him, and not to God Himself. True surrender will always go beyond natural devotion. Beware of stopping anywhere short of total surrender to God.
OBEDIENCE TO THE “HEAVENLY VISION”
I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision. Acts 26:19
Waiting for a vision that “tarries” is the true test of our faithfulness to God. It is at the risk of our own soul’s welfare that we get caught up in practical busy-work only to miss the fulfillment of the vision. It is essential that we live and walk in the light of God’s vision for us.
BEING AN EXAMPLE OF HIS MESSAGE
Preach the word! 2 Timothy 4:2
As His disciples, our lives must be a holy example of the reality of our message. It takes a heart broken by conviction of sin, baptized by the Holy Spirit, and crushed in to submission to God’s purpose before a person’s life becomes a holy example of God’s message.
TURNING BACK OR WALKING WITH JESUS?
Do you also want to go away? John 6:67
All that is required is to live a natural life of absolute dependence on Jesus Christ. And His way means absolute devotion to Him. Showing no concern for the uncertainties that lie ahead is the secret of walking with Jesus.
THE SURRENDERED LIFE
I have been crucified with Christ…. Galatians 2:20
Are we willing to surrender our grasp on all that we possess, our desires, and everything else in our lives? Are we ready to be identified with the death of Jesus Christ? Make a determination to go on through the crisis surrendering all that you have and all that you are to Him. And God will then equip you to do all that He requires of you.