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A life surrendered to God

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Memory verse: Romans 12:1 “ I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service ”

A life given to God is the life He will use. We don’t use God, God uses us. God said of Paul that he’s His chosen vessel (Acts 9:13-15) The scripture teaches that our true service or ministry is to present our lives or bodies to God’s as living sacrifices. That is, our lives are given to God and we will never own them anymore. Our lives become his possession. God becomes the full and legal owner of our lives. He has the power to change it the way he wants, and use it the way he desires. Ministry is not about what we do for God, ministry is what God does through us. Without him we can’t do anything (Jn15:5) Again Paul said: “ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me ” (Phil4:13) Again it’s written: “ we’re not sufficient of ourselves but our sufficiency is of God ” (2cor3:5-6) David wanted to build God a temple but Solomon asked himself what kind of house can one build for God? He got a revelation that God does not dwell in houses that are made with human hands. In fact what house can we build for God, Heaven is His throne and the earth is his footstool!

Israel at one point they missed the mark and instead of walking right before God, they kept on trying to bring sacrifices to God as if to blind him with them, but God told them He was not interested in the meats they gave more than the way they walked (Ps 50:8-23) What God needs is to possess our lives because He has bought us with a price, we don’t belong to ourselves. A life where you’re a master will never matter much, but a life that is possessed by God will never run short of exploits. We need to discover that Jesus did not only come to deliver us from sin but to guide us into kingdom living. So many believers know Jesus as a savoir but they don’t know Him as their Lord.

But I came to let you know, you don’t have an idea what can become of your life the moment you give it to the Lord. You can’t imagine what God can do with a life totally surrendered to Him. So many men and women God used to do great things never had credentials for greatness at all. Moses was not a good communicator, Jacob was a supplanter, and David was just a shepherd boy.  Surrender your life to God, and see what He will do with it! 

Tomorrow we will see ‘Hannah surrender Samuel’


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