5 Attributes of a Living Sacrifice+ Day 3
3. Fully Yielded
Imagine again the lamb used in the Moasic Law sacrifices. As it is laid on the altar, it is fully accessible for the priest to use. It has no more fight in it. It has been brought into submission by a stronger being. In the same way, we must become fully yielded and surrendered to God.
Recently, my friend and I were planning to go out for an afternoon of sharing our faith at a local mall. I remember on this particular day, I did not feel at all like going out witnessing. I was thinking how much I would rather be sleeping or spending time with my family. I remember feeling a strong opposition in my flesh and telling my wife, “I really don’t want to go out today.” Finally, I dragged myself up to my room and began to pray. I did not pray long and did not have much energy in me to give to God. I simply made a decision to surrender to Him. I said, “Here I am. I will be obedient and go.”
Can I tell you, that was the most fruitful time of evangelism I have had in months?! In fact, we had a great opportunity with a young man walking before we even left the neighborhood. Then, on our way into the mall, we were able to pray with a woman going through some family struggles and she was moved to tears. Both happened before we even entered the mall! Then, we were privileged to have several Gospel conversations while inside. Friends, I cannot take credit for anything that happened that day. The only thing I did was yield my will to God’s will. And we are all capable of doing that!
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