Living in Complete Surrender

on Sunday 28, March 2010

Jesus’ journey to the cross began in a manger and ended in a garden. In total surrender he prayed, “Not my will but yours be done.”  Jesus’ life can pretty much be summed up as furious desire and absolute surrender.

In John 4:34 Jesus said, “My nourishment is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish and completely finish His work.”  Again in John 5:30 he says, “I do not seek or consult my own will – I have no desire to do what is pleasing to myself, my own aim, my own purpose – but only the will and pleasure of the Father who sent me.” (Amp.)

A world-renown evangelist of the last century once said, “The world has yet to see what God can do with one man who is totally and completely surrendered to him.”

I have been reading a book by Gary Oates where he recounts numerous experiences of seeing the Lord and the workings of His ‘unseen kingdom.’  His testimony is that this all began for him when, in a very desperate state, he totally yielded himself to God.  The purpose for seeing the invisible is, to better understand the will of the Father and partner with him in doing his work, just as Jesus did.

Jesus walked under that open heaven and it lead him to the cross, paving the way for those who are willing to surrender all and follow him.  And in doing so, complete the Father's work.