The Surrendered Life

20 I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. (Phil. 1:20-21)

To reach that level of determination is a matter of the will, not of debate or of reasoning. It is absolute and irrevocable surrender of the will at that point. (Oswald Chambers)

Anchors for Living

All I need is mine… because I am HIS.

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. (2 Peter 1:3-4, NIV)

The most secure truth I can live in is the hardest for me to absorb: In Christ, all in mine.

Prayer for the day

Lord, in this time may I tire of worthless pursuits. May my vision be filled with your majesty. May I throw off all distractions to follow the holy passion of your great name.

I hate those who cling to worthless idols;

as for me, I trust in the Lord. (Ps. 31:6, NIV)

 

The need of the hour

The need of the hour is not in our own ingenuity. We need to be smart, to be sure, but it is not necessarily “being smarter” that is the need of the hour.

The need of the hour is not more labor. Hard work is necessary, but hard labor only gets us so far.

The need of the hour is prayer. Bold, audacious prayer. Prayer that won’t give up. Prayer that won’t stop even if it gets to the point of embarrassing. This is the need of the hour. God, save me from my own laziness.

I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. (Luke 11:8, NIV)