LET GO SO YOU CAN LAY HOLD

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You’re not free until you’ve been made captive by God’s supreme plan for your life. Only those who are bound to Christ are truly at liberty.  In His will is our peace.

There is something significant that happens when we become wholly yielded to Him. 2 Corinthians 16:9 (TLB) states: “The eyes of the Lord search back and forth across the whole earth, looking for whose hearts are perfect toward him, so that he can show his great power in helping them.”

“If a man stands with his right foot on a hot stove and his left foot in a freezer, some statisticians would assert that, on the average, he is comfortable” (Oral Hygiene).  Nothing could be further from the truth.  God doesn’t want us to live our lives with one foot in His will and one foot in the world.  He wants all of us.

Dwight L. Moody said, “It does not take long to tell where a man’s treasure is.  In fifteen minutes of conversation with most men, you can tell whether their treasures are on earth or in heaven.” As a young man, Billy Graham prayed, “God’ let me do something – anything – for you.” Look at the result of that simple but heartfelt prayer.

Those who can see God’s hand in everything can leave everything in God’s hands.  You must let go so you can lay hold. When you have nothing left but God, for the first time you become aware that He is enough.  When you do not keep anything from the Lord, you show your love for Him.  “The most important thought I ever had was that of my individual responsibility to God” (Daniel Webster).

The world has rarely seen what the Lord can do with, for, and through a man who is completely yielded to Him. Corrie ten Boom advised:  “Don’t bother to give God instructions.  Just report for duty.”

What and how you worship determines what you become. Anything that changes your value will change your behavior, for better or for worse.

Martin Luther said, “God created the world out of nothing, and as long as we are nothing, He can make something out of us.”

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