Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Commitment or Surrender

I just watched an interview with Cliff Barrows, the long-time song leader for Billy Graham. He talked about the difference between commitment and surrender. Commitment, he said, is something you control, but surrender is something God controls. We talk often about being committed to God, but I wonder how many of us have truly surrendered to God and his will for our life?

The Bible calls us to this higher standard--this standard of surrender. John the Baptist understood this principle well when he said of Jesus, He must increase and I must decrease (John 3:30). In our own lives, we must measure our faith by this standard. Is the influence of Christ increasing everyday in your own life? Have your own self-centered ambitions decreased? Surrender all...give up to Jesus.

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