© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2014. All rights reserved.
We often think, at least I do, that if we were different people in different circumstances with different resources… THEN God could use us to accomplish something special for His kingdom. But that is a lie!
To participate in something supernatural requires resources that are supernatural. And the only way that God’s Spirit can do something in and through us that is bigger than us requires that we surrender.
“Surrender is not the surrender of the external life, but of the will; when that is done, all is done. There are very few crises in life; the great crisis is the surrender of the will.” ~ Oswald Chambers
“Full consecration may be in one sense the act of a moment and in another the work of a lifetime. It must be complete to be real, and yet – if real – it is always incomplete. Consecration is a point of rest and yet a perpetual progression.” ~ Frances R. Havergal
“Dear Lord, You be the needle and I be the thread. You go first, and I will follow wherever You may lead.” ~ Congolese believer
“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a slave…” ~ Philippians 2:5-7
Surrender is not the surrender of the external life, but of the will; when that is done, all is done. There are very few crisis in life; the great crisis is the surrender of the will. ~ Oswald Chambers
It could be something large and obvious in nature; or it could be something seemingly small and insignificant. Perhaps something that is camouflaged in what would appear to be an otherwise ordinary event in an ordinary day.
Only God knows for sure what it is or where it will lead. But I can tell you with absolute certainty that the first step; the beginning of the journey is surrender.