Day 4 We cannot rise above our level of surrender

Romans 6:6
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Surrender is more profound than commitment, because it drives a person to contend with the most difficult part of his being; the one directly related to rebellion against God. It means we must reject the demands of the “self” and our sinful nature, in favor of what God wants for us. It also implies renouncing our rights and desires, yielding them to what we were called to do, and serving in the name of Jesus. People who have given God only twenty percent of their lives will have only twenty percent of Him. Those who have given Him fifty will only receive fifty in return. You cannot rise in your spiritual life above the level of your surrender to Him. This is why we must surrender more of ourselves to Him every day. I push you now, to surrender your will and your desires to God; in every area that holds you back, and the ones you know that displease the Lord. Surrender them, and expect to receive more from God today!

Activation

You can surrender your life to God. Regardless of what your problem is, yield it to God and He will lift you up and honor you before man.

Let us pray

Heavenly Father, You know all things, including every corner of my heart. Today I confess my sin, and humble myself before You. I renounce my rights and desires, and yield my will. Today I give you one hundred percent of my life, because I want one hundred percent of You. Lord, take my life and do whatever You want with it. From now on, I want to serve You with all of my heart!

BIBLE READINGS

 1 Peter 2:24
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

1 Peter 4:1,2
Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

Hebrews 9:14 – How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

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