- Jim Corbett
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“Freedom comes only after you have fully surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus. Most people attempt to be free without that full commitment. They find themselves attempting to find things and participate in events to fill the emptiness that ensues because of their rebellion. Now is the time to give yourself completely away. Stop dealing in half measures. Freedom will begin as soon as you start functioning in the truth you will find under absolute Lordship. Do it today!”
Matthew 24:35 NIV
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
1Cor 6:19b-20 NIV
19b) You are not your own;
20) you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
2 Cor 5:14-15 AMP
14) For the love of Christ controls and urges and impels us, because we are of the opinion and conviction that [if] One died for all, then all died;
15) And He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake.
Because of past experiences, wounds, and fears, most of us have difficulty surrendering fully to anyone, even Jesus. If we do, we no longer have control of our circumstances. That frightens us.
We have a problem. There are no halfway commitments with Jesus. Either He is the Lord over all areas of our lives or He is not. If we are not fully surrendered, our Father is finding ways to make our surrender complete. We wonder what is wrong, why nothing is working for us. Most of the time, it is simply a call for us to do what we said we would do when we gave our lives to Him in the first place - give Him everything. Once that is done, the rest falls in place.
Search my heart and show me what is not completely Yours, Lord,