surrender. Without our surrender to Jesus, our walk with Him has never even started.
Regardless of our flowery professions and pretenses, unless we have completely given
Him every part of our life, we are not disciples, and our Walk With Jesus is not really
It can't be any other way with God! It can't be, because He is the fountain of life, and
the only reason we continue to exist. Everything good in the universe is a result of God.
He created the sun, moon and stars — every flower, tree and blade of grass is
absolutely surrendered to God. They all allow Him to work in them just as He pleases.
When our Lord and Creator clothes the orchid with its breath taking beauty, it is
completely yielded, surrendered, given over to God, so He can shape and grow it to
demonstrate His glory. So as God’s redeemed children, can we expect God to be able
to grow us up into Jesus, and shape us in His beauty and glory, with only half, or part
of our lives surrendered? God can't do it!
God's very nature is life, and love, and blessings, and power. He is infinite beauty and
wants more than anything to show us every bit of it. The only thing that can keep this
from happening is our lack of absolute surrender. This is the one thing that hinders
Jesus from doing all the great things He so dearly wants to do in our lives. And now He
comes, as God, as our Creator, He claims our surrender. God expects our surrender!
Friends, if we are going to be absolutely surrendered to Jesus, then every part of our
life has to be given to Him, to use as He sees fit. If you have a pen in your pocket, that
pen is absolutely surrendered to the work of writing. That pen is totally and completely
surrendered to your hand if you are going to write properly. Just like the pen, unless
you and I are entirely given up to Jesus, He cannot accomplish His work in us. He
cannot regenerate us with His divine nature, day by day, and moment by moment.
1 Corinthians 3:16 tells us, “Don't you know that you yourself are God’s temple and
that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?” As Christians, everyone of us is a temple of
God, and there is nothing He wants more than to dwell in us through the Holy Spirit,
and work mightily in everyone of our lives. The simple truth is that no matter how much
He wants that for us, He cannot do it unless we give Him Absolute Surrender!
He stands at the door of our hearts, asking, pleading with us! He is worthy, and He
claims our surrender, but He goes even beyond that. He says, “I will accomplish your
surrender if you will just get out of the way, and let Me in!”
Next week we will look at how God accomplishes our surrender!
I hope each of you have a wonderful week.
I love you!