Tuesday, March 2 NL | BR

This is what Ben-Hadad says: ‘Your silver and gold are mine, and the best of your wives and children are mine.’ The king of Israel answered: ‘Just as you say, my lord the king. I and all I have are yours. – 1 Kings 20:2-4

King Ahab gave Ben-Hadad exactly what he asked for, he surrendered completely by saying: ‘I and all I have are yours.’ Every Christian, every child of God, should go to the Father in heaven and surrender himself completely with these same words: ‘Lord, I and all I have are yours.’

When the Lord asks for something

We believe that the Lord Jesus has bought us, paid for one hundred percent with His blood and that we are His property. However, when the Lord asks us something, we often hesitate: ‘Yes, Lord, I want to be yours, but you should not touch my money (as an example).’ Then suddenly it appears that there are things that are not His.

I wonder how many Christians today are really able and want to say, not just with their lips, but with a sincere heart: ‘I am all yours. All I have is yours.’ If you can and honestly do this, the blessing of God will be upon you, and not just on you, but also on your entire offspring and on everything you possess.

The foundation

God expects His children to surrender completely to Him. The foundation of God’s nature and His character is to freely surrender to Him.

Look at Jesus Christ. He was completely surrendered to His Father and said: ‘My food’ said Jesus, ‘is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work’ (John 4:34). This is complete surrender.

You cannot do this through your own strength and will, but only by the power of the Holy Spirit. We should pray and believe that God Himself will accomplish this complete surrender in us. This is the only way for us to be able to continuously walk in complete surrender. ‘What is impossible with man is possible with God.’

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