from Jan Ross
Friday, September 29, 2000
"He giveth power to the faint; and to
them that have no might he increaseth strength." (Isaiah
There is a place in God where we can find
increased strength . . . strength to live a holy life according to
His will for us. It seems ironic that what we call
"surrender" is actually the means to the most powerful
place found in God! A soldier in wartime dreads the moment when he
is cornered on all sides by the enemy and forced to surrender . .
. he willingly gives up all his personal rights, leaving him
totally vulnerable to his captor. But with God, this is exactly
what He desires for us . . . to totally surrender to Him . . . to
willingly give up all our personal rights and become totally
vulnerable to Him! He wants to "captivate" us totally
through our surrender to Him! "To them that have no might he
increaseth strength" . . . When our might and our strength to
do things our own way are surrendered to Him, we lay down our will
to the Father enabling Him to increase His strength in us . . . He
is able to empower us for service . . . He is then able to provide
everything we need that pertains to life and godliness. "We
must decrease that He may increase" . . . "to them that
have no might he increaseth strength"! Have
you totally surrendered? Have you decreased that He may increase?
Is the strength in your life His strength or are you living on
your own might? Examine yourself today and make a decision to
totally surrender to Him so His strength will be increased in you
. . . so He will be seen in all you do, everywhere
you go, and in whatever you set your hand to! Glorify Him today
through total surrender . . . it's our highest calling!
Father, I long to be totally surrendered
to You. It is a place I desire more than anything . . . not for
the empowerment, not for the blessings, not for any other reason
other than to glorify You! Father, I recognize total surrender as
my highest calling . . . but I'm calling upon You for help as I
fall so short of the mark so many times! Help me surrender to you
totally . . . help me decrease that You may increase . . . help me
walk in my highest calling . . . total surrender to You!
Have a blessed day!