Monday, July 16, 2007

SURRENDING TO GOD



When we surrender to God, we are are saying that what we "own" actually belongs to Him. By surrendering to God, we are saying, "He is in control of our every move."
We can not do it on our own.


Romans 8:7-8 "For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law; indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God."


Every Christian faces two very deadly enemies each and every day. The first enemy is our carnal nature and the second enemy is the devil. Every day our carnal nature is a self resurrecting monster which begs for attention. And the devil knows this. Our carnal nature demands to be first and the devil preys on this. And this happens each and every day of our lives. That is why Paul said he had to put his carnal nature to death every single day.1 Corinthians 15:31, "I die every day." We can only do this by surrending to Christ.

1 John 1:5. "God is light, and there is no darkness at all when in union with him."

Psalms 85:13 "Righteousness will go before the Lord, and he will make a path for my steps."

I surrender all

Spurgeon, "Weak Hands and Feeble Knees"

Bring all you have and give it
entirely unto God, and say,
"There, Lord, I surrender all to you;
do with me as you will;
take away from me what you will;
give me what you please;
or withhold what you choose.
I leave all in your hand;
I can trust you entirely;
I know you will make no mistake;
I know you will not treat me harshly;
I leave all to you;
without word, or thought, or wish,
I surrender all."


Christians who love and obey the Lord will be led to the joyous certainty that, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him."
For those that fully surrender, verses like Psalms 143:10 become very important. "Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God.

Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:13 "For I, the Lord your God, am grasping your right hand. I am the one saying to you, Do not be afraid for I myself will help you."

Andrew Murray quoted in his book "Absolute Surrender" ...separate from the world; we are called to come out from the world that hates God. Come out for God... given up... by divine grace... acknowledge that you have grieved the Holy Spirit by your self-will, self-confidence, and self-effort. Bow humbly before Him in the confession of that, and ask him to break the heart and to bring you into the dust before Him. Then, as you bow before Him, just accept God's teaching that in your flesh "there dwelleth no good thing," and that nothing will help you except another life which must come in. You must deny self once for all. Denying...Isn't that the truth..

John 5:30,states, "I can do nothing on my own".

Romans 6:13 Nor must you surrender any part of yourselves to sin to be used for wicked purposes. Instead, give yourselves to God and surrender your whole being to him to be used for righteous purposes

...humble ourselves. ...There is deliverance. ...death was the path to glory for Christ... --death to self, and fellowship with Christ

Cristina

11 comments:

mark pierson said...

Cristina, how is your dad? May the Lord save both he and your mom.

Could you post this excellent post at bluecollar after today (after my post has been up 24 hours)? That would be on Tuesday, 7/17, in the morning, that is if you are not ministering to your parents.

Mark

Baptist Girl said...

Hi Mark,
My dads not so good. All his arteries have closed, so it does not look good. Thankyou for your prayers and I yes will post this tomorrow.

Cristina

Susan said...

Cristina,
Thank you for sharing regarding your father. I will pray.
This is an excellent post. I am in need of it now as well. Surrendering is painful, but so necessary. I am convinced absolutely that there is no Savior without Lord.

Julie's Jewels said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I'll be praying for him. I know how it is to have parents that do not know the Lord. It saddens my heart. Problem is with me that I can't mention anything about church or the Lord at all. Doors of communication have been closed before because of that and now that they are open I don't want to have them closed again. I'm a better witness through my conversation with them than if there is none. So I just pray. I'll definitely be praying for your dad and your mom too.

Thank you too for this post. Surrender is a very important subject to me. So this post is close to my heart as well.

luvvom said...

Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

This is one of my favorites Scriptures. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family!

Jungle Mom said...

I am also praying.
I have something for you on my latest post.

donsands said...

Total surrender. That's a life time undertaking.

Very excellent post.

Jonathan Frueh said...

Surrendering is so directly linked with repentance. In fact, as you cast your mind on true surrendering it must start with repentance. Spurgeon said, " We must never rely on our original conversion. We must daily repent/surrender so we may re-committ to the Lord our lives through the turning away of all sin!" He wasn't talking about losing your salvation...he was making the strong statement that we must daily turn from this world! Great post God Bless

Baptist Girl said...

Thank you all for your comment snad your prayers. My dad is still in the hospital. When he tries to walk he gets chest pains, so they are keeping him in the hosptial which I am glad about.

Surrendering in all we do allows God to work in us, like it should be. We are nothing without the works of Christ in us. We need to turn the Christ, not the world as Johnathan stated.

Cristina

Pam said...

"If anyone loves me, he will keep my word." It seems so simple,but this flesh complicates things. Great post!

luvvom said...

You're in our prayers!