9.19.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on the Holy Spirit. Part 70. Surrender.

PRAYER: Pray today for surrender in your life.

DEVOTION: “You cannot get into life except through death, and you cannot get into death except by life. The only way to go into fullness with God is for the life of Christ to swallow up the natural life. For the natural life to be swallowed up, there must be nothing there but helplessness until the life of Christ strengthens the natural life. Yet instead of the natural life being strengthened, the spiritual life comes forth with abounding conditions.” (pg 100)

The natural life must be swallowed up by the life of Christ.

Pretty bold statement if you ask me. What does that mean? Well, surrender. Pure, unadulterated surrender. Nothing more, nothing less. We must completely surrender all of it to Jesus. All of it. Not just pieces. Not sections. Not just this part and not that part. All of it.

Are you ready for that? Are you ready to make that commitment?

Honestly. Some days. Yes. Others. No.

God. Help our unbelief. Destroy our apathy and draw us closer to You.

2 Comments

  1. Peggy F on September 19, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Oh Amen !!!! Probably one of the most influential books I have ever read, is also by another great man of God , Andrew Murray, ” Absolute Surrender” How to walk in perfect peace. And so close to what Smith Wigglesworth is saying in this passage, he says ” Our whole spiritual life is to be Gods doing…”It is God which works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” Phil 2:13 Once we get faith to expect that from God, God will do all for us. The keeping is to be continuous, every morning God will meet you as you wake.( end of quote.) I am learning as I am so blessed to still be on planet earth, is that each and every season of our lives brings its own challenges, new ” changes”, but as i surrender all of me, wholeheartedly surrender all , I can then trust God’s Holy Spirit will “keep me” , in His will, His purpose, so I can ” Trust in the Lord, with all my heart, and lean not on my own understanding, but in all my ways acknowledge Him, ( then I can know , without a doubt) He will direct my path . Prov 3:5,6 and that trust can only come about with , complete , absolute surrender of all to Jesus. Maybe its just me, but once I surrender all , and know , by faith, I am kept by the power of God, to then do His will and work in my life. Probably not explaining this very well and sorry to be so long. Continued prayers for all in our community , the concerts , today and tomorrow , for all of it , thanks !

  2. Jon Blume on September 21, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Amen. Surrender your everything to Him and he will do amazing things in and thru you.

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