Friday, June 17, 2011

Do You Still Belong To Yourself?

The biography of the life of Oswald Chambers is titled Abandoned to God. What a declaration to live by!

Oswald Chambers often used words like this in his preaching and teaching to define his own life and to challenge others concerning their lives: I have given up my right to my own life, to God.

Have I, have you, done that yet?

When we Abandon to God, God purifies our hearts by faith. We are then among God's sanctified, God's saints. A saint is simply and profoundly one who can say from a totally surrendered life-stance, I have abandoned totally to God. I am not my own at all. I belong exclusively to my God.

Have you asked Father God for the purifying, indwelling Gift of His Holy Spirit? Have you abandoned to God? Have you given up your right to your own life to God? Do you belong to God or do you still belong to yourself?

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, Who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself...
-- 1 Corinthians 6:19 (NLT)

Will you be crucified with Christ? Will you embrace His Cross with Him and release your life to Him?

Holiness Unto The LORD!


KLW said...

Father, help me grow beyond my past mistakes and failures. Help me understand that I still belong to You, no matter what the enemy has said. In Jesus’ name … Amen!

i am Grateful... Kerry i am. said...

"I have called you friend." -- Jesus

aerocatzz said...

visual aids and big hugs .. thanks brother ... just doing some light reading before I turn in ..have a wonderful and blessed fathers day , hope you make time to call yours , mine is just a memory for me .. All is good though , no worries

i am Grateful... Kerry i am. said...

Bless you brother. And have a great day. You're a great dad, I'd surely say! :-)

aerocatzz said...

Back @ you on the GREAT dad :(#)
smiley face w/ teeth showing ..