Sunday, November 05, 2006
Have You Really Surrendered It All to Christ?
Originally written 11/01/2006 and updated 11/05/2006.

This morning on KSBJ, a young woman called in to "New Life Wednesday" to share her conversion story. She said she had been listening to KSBJ for a few years, but had not given her life to Christ because she did not want a man controlling her life. After a few bouts with some life changing events, she accepted Christ and wished she had done it sooner.

I write about this because I realize that there are a great many people out there that, for whatever reason, either do not accept Christ, or do not totally surrender to Him in their conversion, and thus, they continue to struggle in their life (myself included). Those that are obedient to Christ's call, have lives full of freedom. They are not obedient, those that only surrender half-heartedly, are always chasing their tails and not truly living.

I ran across this little gem by Ingo Breuer entitled How to Bring Every Thought to the Obedience of Christ? Within this document, Ingo speaks to the metal thought process of sacrificing one's self to Christ, about being His property, and about fighting the battle for thought supremacy each and every day. (see also Spiritual Discipline III) Breuer also challenges us to turn off all forms of "occasion" to sin...TV being the biggest culprit, while immersing ourselves in scripture, church, and fellowship.

Have you focused your thoughts on Christ, to a point, in which your obedience brings you freedom from guilt and condemnation? Or are you like I am at times, surrendering certain parts of myself to Christ, while denying that He can help with the other struggles I have, because I am not really ready to let them go? My challenge to you this week is to read through Breuer's article and practice a few of the lessons taught within it. I know I will, as I continue to look for the courage to completely give myself to Christ - mind, body, and soul...not some mind, body when I want to, and soul on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other Saturday.

Prayer

Father God, help me to trust You in all things, not just some things. Help me to realize, that when I give myself to you completely, I will be at total peace, content with all that You have blessed me with and all that You have in store for me. I ask this in your Holy Name, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 
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