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Surrender

MEDITATION:

Written by Oswald Chambers (1874-1917), a Scottish Baptist minister converted under Spurgeon’s ministry.  

Salvation does not mean merely deliverance from sin or the experience of personal holiness…if we are truly surrendered, we will never be aware of our own efforts to remain surrendered. Our entire life will be consumed with the One to whom we surrender. Beware of talking about surrender if you know nothing about it. In fact, you will never know anything about it until you understand that John 3:16 means that God completely and absolutely gave Himself to us. In our surrender, we must give ourselves to God in the same way He gave Himself for us – totally, unconditionally, and without reservation. The consequences and circumstances resulting from our surrender will never even enter our mind because our life will be totally consumed with Him.

PRAYER:

Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916), a cavalry officer in the French Army, an explorer, geographer, and finally a Catholic priest and hermit who lived in Algeria. This prayer is from his book “Meditations of a Hermit.”

 Father, I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will. Whatever you may do, I thank you; I am ready for all, accept all.  Let only your will be done in me and in all your creatures. I wish no more than this, O Lord. Into your hands I commend my soul; I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,  for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,  to surrender myself into your hands, without reserve, and with boundless confidence,  for you are my Father.  Amen.

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