Accept that just like you can’t save yourself from the penalty of your sin, you can’t save yourself from the power of sin. The only answer is complete and absolute surrender to His power in our lives.
Romans 12:1 – “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
You must surrender to Him for salvation from the penalty of sin, and you must surrender to Him for salvation from the power of sin. If you want to do the will of God, absolute surrender is the only way. It is only by getting yourself out of the way and letting Christ take over, that you will experience true newness of life.
Day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment put your all upon the altar that is before the throne of God. Stand before Him with open hands, declaring, “Not my will, but thine be done. Make me, mould me, shape me into the image of Thy Dear Son. Lord, all my cares, all wants, and all my dreams are given to you. You gave it all for me, so I give everything I am to you. I no longer matter, Your glory, Your honour, and Your praise is all that matters.”
Colossians 1:18 – “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”
As you lay yourself upon the altar, allowing Christ to have the preeminent place in your life, you will experience transformation. Your thinking about life and what is important will change. You will notice loyalties begin to change, desires begin to change, your sense of purpose begins to change. You will experience the true “power of God unto salvation” that Paul spoke about in Romans 1.
Romans 12:2 – “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
There will be a new slogan written upon your heart. It is no longer “Me, Myself, and I” that permeates the philosophy of the world, but one that is rooted in the Word of God and His eternal purpose, “One for all, and all for Christ.”