Lord, deliver me from halfway measures

Lord, I follow you too often with a hesitancy. I follow you in half measures. Too often I follow you with some things but hold other things back.

You call me to unreserved obedience. 

Let not my life reflect a life embodying a “dull religion.” Let my life reflect a hunger for Christ that will not die. Let my life reflect a full measure of devotion.

It is the full measure of devotion where the life of the miraculous dwells. It is the full measure of devotion where YOU break through. The possibilities are enormous. And history can be changed. That is the full measure of devotion.

Lord, this is where I desire to be found.

Needed: Abandonment to Christ

The reason some of us are such poor examples of Christianity is that we have failed to recognize that Christ is almighty. We have Christian attributes and experiences, but there is no abandonment or surrender to Jesus Christ. When we get into difficult circumstances, we impoverish His ministry by saying, “Of course, He can’t do anything about this.” We struggle to reach the bottom of our own well, trying to get water for ourselves. Beware of sitting back, and saying, “It can’t be done.” You will know it can be done if you will look to Jesus. The well of your incompleteness runs deep, but make the effort to look away from yourself and to look toward Him. — Oswald Chambers