Wednesday, October 25, 2017

God Expects Surrender

Reading again from the first chapter of Andrew Murray's
book on Absolute Surrender. God expects surrender.

'Let me say, first of all, that God claims it from us. Why?
because it has as its foundation in the very nature of God.
God cannot do otherwise. Who is God? He is the Foun-
tain of life, the only Source of existence, the power, and
goodness, and throughout the universe there is nothing
good but God works. God has created the sun, moon, 
stars, flowers, trees and grass. Are they not all absolutely
surrendered to God? Do they not allow God to work in
them just what He pleases? And God's redeemed child-
ren, oh, can you think that God can work His work if
there is only half or part of them surrendered? God can-
not do it.'

'You know in daily life what absolute surrender is. You
know that everything has to be given up to its special
purpose and service. I have a pen in my pocket, and the
pen is absolutely surrendered to the one work of writing,
and that pen must be absolutely surrendered to my hand
if I am to write properly.'

'As believers each of us is a temple of God, in which God 
dwells and who will work mightily on one condition--
absolute surrender. God not only claims it, but God will 
work it Himself.'

Reader, when I came to the last phrase I breathed a
sigh of relief. 'God will work it.' We will look at this
in the next blog.

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