We are at the middle of May. Can you believe it? How are you? How is your week going? Is it one of surrender?
This past Sunday, we looked again at Jesus’ Feeding of the 5000 men (up to 20,000 including women and children). It was an absolute miracle. Philip did not think it was possible, but Jesus knew.
Although Philip did not believe, a little boy believed and surrendered the little that he had. Jesus used that little to bless thousands and to glorify His name. Are we living our lives in surrender? To be honest, we don’t have much to offer God. Our talents, riches, popularity, eloquence, and everything else are insignificant compared to God.
And yet, God can use the little that we surrender to bless those around us and also to glorify His name. He does this, not because we are so great in our faith and surrender. He does this, because God is so great to use our faith and surrender. All glory goes to Him.
New Life, have we surrendered to Him? The truth is that when we receive Jesus as our Savior, we are receiving Him as our Lord. This means that we are saying that Jesus is the Lord of our time, wants, goals, desires, finances, friends, and family. The call of the gospel is the call to surrender. This call to surrender is not to surrender SOME of ourselves, but we are called to surrender ALL of ourselves.
How can we do this? We can surrender all, because we trust in the One who surrendered it all for us. And God used that surrender to save millions, the whole world, and He used it for His glory. Christ, the Son of God, became a man, lived a perfect life, and died the death that was for us. He surrendered it all to save us, and through our salvation, we can surrender all that we have.
New Life, let us live our lives in surrender. Let us praise the Lord for what He will do through our surrender. Let us like the people in our story be satisfied with what God has given in Jesus.
See you on Sunday for Lord’s Day Worship! Let us pray for one another continuously!
In Christ,
Pastor Tim
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