Absolute Surrender

I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. – Philippians 1:20

       We will all feel ashamed if we do not yield to Jesus in the areas of our lives He has asked us to yield to Him. My best for His glory. I’m sure you’ve someone if not yourself, saying this thing in private or in public settings. I often find myself praying with these words. But I thought twice, do I really know what I was praying for? I realize not fully. Because to reach that level of determination is a matter of will, not of debate or of reasoning. It is absolute surrender of the will at that point.
Am I determined to be absolutely and entirely for Him and Him alone?

Let’s pray that determination for His Holiness be unstoppable. Whether it means life or death – it makes no difference (Phil. 1:20) “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” The apostle Paul was determined that nothing would stop him from doing exactly what God wanted. But before we choose to follow God’s will, a crisis must develop in our lives. Most of the time, this happens because we tend to be unresponsive to God’s gentler nudges.

He brings us to the place where He asks us to let him be our first love, one and only God, our Lord and Savior and then we begin to debate. He then providentially produces a crisis where we have to decide – for or against. And that becomes a great crossroad in our lives. If a crisis has come to you on any front, surrender yourself to Jesus absolutely and irrevocably.

How about you? Have you been in the same situation too?


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