Total Surrender

‘For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again’ (2 Corinthians 5:14–15).

Every Christian wants to do something more with his or her life, than just pass through trying to survive! As a teenager I wanted to have a real purpose in my life and God gave me the offer of discipleship. His challenge was this, “Will you surrender your entire life to Me - your future, your friendships, your money, your work, your education…your everything?” It was a challenge that I was willing to take.

We cannot fulfil our destiny if we have not decided (once and for all) that Christ calls the shots in our lives. When He speaks, we must obey; a true disciple has no choice but to obey his or her master. Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15).

People worry about giving everything to God, but I believe He is good. Yes, there will be trials, pruning and difficulties, but when God takes your prospects, He takes your problems as well!

People who follow God’s perfect will testify that it is not easy at times, and the cost is high; yet it is also a great fulfilling adventure with eternal rewards!

‘Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service’ (Romans 12:1). ‘For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s’ (1 Corinthians 6:20).

Paul Backholer


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