And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also. —Acts 17:6.
There is no limit to
what God could do in our world if
we would dare to surrender before
Him with a commitment like this:
Oh God, I hereby give myself to You. I give my family. I give my business. I
give all I possess. Take all of it, Lord—and take me! I give myself in such
measure that if it is necessary that I lose everything for Your sake, let me lose
it. I will not ask what the price is. I will ask only that I may be all that I ought
to be as a follower and disciple of Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
If even 300 of God’s people became that serious, our world would never hear the last of it! They would influence the news. Their message would go everywhere like birds on the wing. They would set off a great revival of New Testament faith and witness.
God wants to deliver us from the easygoing, smooth and silky, fat and comfortable Christianity so fashionable today. I hope we are willing to let the truth get hold of us, even at the cost of rejection or embarrassment.
The faith of the heavenly overcomers cost them everything and gained them everything. What of our faith?
Oh God, I hereby give myself to You “in such measure that if it is necessary that I lose everything for Your sake, let me lose it.” Amen.