Do You Surrender?

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Man standing alone in field

Happiness and all of the unlimited benefits which flow from the storehouse of heaven are contingent upon our relationship to God. Absolute dependency and absolute yieldedness are the conditions of being His child. Only His children are entitled to receive those things that lend themselves to happiness; and in order to be His child, there must be surrender of the will to Him.

We must admit we are poor before we can be made rich. We must admit we are destitute before we can become children of adoption. When we realize that all our own goodness is as filthy rags in God’s sight, and become aware of the destructive power of our stubborn wills; when we realize our absolute dependence upon the grace of God through faith and nothing more, then we have started on the road to happiness.

Man does not come to know God through works—he comes to know God by faith through grace. You cannot work your way toward happiness and heaven, you cannot moralize your way, you cannot reform your way, you cannot buy your way. It comes as a gift of God through Christ.

Listen: Billy Graham preaches on total surrender.

Prayer for the day

Ever impress upon us, Lord Jesus, that it is through grace that we came to know You; that it is because of You that we stand righteous before You.

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  1. James Luce says:

    Good reading. I fall short a lot thinking that if only I work more, I can be happy only to fall back into my old ways of misery and self-centered ways.

  2. April hachmeister says:

    I reflect on these readings every day. I am so blessed to have found the Lord, Jesus Christ.

  3. Robert Semulka says:

    The greatest revelation is when I realized I have to surrender to God’s Will and acknowledge him in every decision in order to break from the prison inside my own head. I have been held captive my whole life.

  4. Pamela McGregor says:

    I grew up Baptist and later converted to L.D.S. My Grandmother, always listened to Billy Graham and I would watch with her. Even though, my church is different from Reverend Graham, I love his word and love what his son Franklin is preaching to the people of the world. I will support and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my family and community. I will pledge to support Brother Graham. He is wonderful. We are fellow friends in Christ. I pledge to pray for my country and repent of my sins at this critical time in our nations history. And may God Bless us all. Bless You Reverend, may the Lord protect you in your prayer rallies and in your daily work.

  5. Sue walden says:

    I agree with Max. When we can come to that place and say “not my will, but thine,” that’s where everything begins, and God is glorified!

  6. Max says:

    True happiness is ever keeping our Soul connected to the Holy Spirit to let it be our guide through this life on earth. Nothing else matters. Mat 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

  7. offor abraham says:

    thank God for grace through Jesus our Lord, we are who we are through Christ who strengthens us. May our lives impart positively on others. Thank you LORD.

  8. Adepeju Robert James says:

    Thank you Jesus Christ for your grace that sustain me through