THE POWER OF SURRENDER

“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”

Matthew 10:39

When Jesus came on earth, His message went against anything they had ever heard. It challenged the status quo; it reversed the order. It is the revelation of Jesus that taught us that the secret of strength is in weakness, for when you are weak then you are strong (2 Corinthians 12:10). It is the revelation of Jesus that taught us that the secret of blessing is in poverty, “blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)

Acts of faith are but acts of self-surrender – putting an absolute stop to our own way, own work or own thought and to rest in God’s love, wisdom and power. That is what Jesus showed us when He laid down His life for our salvation.

Jesus was capable of coming down from the Cross unhurt but He knew that sometimes we have to do what we hate to create something we love. He knew there is great power in surrender.

THE COST THE VALUE

“It is the cost of what you have given up for God that makes His relationship so valuable to you. If you examine your life, you will know that if you fight for something, you will not want to lose it.”

THE POTTER’S HANDS

“The Hand that formed you from the dust
Is the Hand that lights the fire to melt you
Is the same Hand that rebuilds you stone by stone
And that fills you up anew.”

EYES TO SEE

“Unless our spiritual eyes are opened, like the religious rulers of the day, we will continue to serve a god we do not know. How can Jesus be honored when we are looking by sight and hearing Him with our ears? Only faith pleases Him.”