Full Surrender to Jesus
The start, middle and finish of the race
Thirty men and women who have given us an example to follow
‘The first step into the realm of giving is not manward but Godward: an utter yielding of our best. So long as our idea of surrender is limited to the renouncing of unlawful things, we have never grasped its true meaning.’
“Surrender is not coming to a place of believing that we can do it, but of being convinced that we cannot, but that Jesus Christ can.”
It is not fashionable to suggest that ordinary Christianity, the sort that should be going on in all our churches, involves a full and complete surrender to the will and purposes of God. It is even less fashionable to suggest that this surrender should come at the very start of our Christian life. When it is spoken of, surrender is often relegated to some vague and probably unobtainable goal that we aim for at the end of our spiritual journey.
It sometimes seems that following Jesus is presented as something that will be a helpful addition to everything else that we are doing, provided of course that we can fit it in with family, career and all the cares and concerns that we have to balance in our daily lives. The net result is that we have a generation of almost Christians; believing in God and hoping sins are forgiven, but never coming to grips with being the sacrificial people of God in an ungodly generation.
FULL SURRENDER TO JESUS has thirty brief glimpses of the lives of men and women of God who have paved the way since the time of Jesus. The one common theme is that their lives all demonstrate the fact that normal Christianity includes full surrender.
Published by the Unboring Book Company Northampton, England.
Copyright Joe Story 2019