And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord? 1 Chronicles 29:5.
It is not safe for us to linger to contemplate the advantages to be reaped through yielding to Satan’s suggestions. Sin means dishonor and disaster to every soul that indulges in it; but it is blinding and deceiving in its nature, and it will entice us with flattering presentations. If we venture on Satan’s ground, we have no assurance of protection from his power. So far as in us lies, we should close every avenue by which the tempter may find access to us.—Messages to Young People, 70.
The whole heart must be yielded to God, or the change can never be wrought in us by which we are to be restored to His likeness. By nature we are alienated from God. The Holy Spirit describes our condition in such words as these: “Dead in trespasses and sins;” “the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint;” “no soundness in it.” We are held fast in the snare of Satan; “taken captive by him at his will.” God desires to heal us, to set us free. But since this requires an entire transformation, a renewing of our whole nature, we must yield ourselves wholly to him.
The warfare against self is the greatest battle that was ever fought. The yielding of self, surrendering all to the will of God, requires a struggle; but the soul must submit to God before it can be renewed in holiness.
The government of God is not, as Satan would make it appear, founded upon a blind submission, an unreasoning control. It appeals to the intellect and the conscience.—Steps to Christ, 43.
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—-Please be in prayer for Maya and the need for the medical bed. They are working to appeal the insurance decision. Jennifer
—-Please pray for my wife Joanna who is having a hard time recovering from covid. Hugo
How good God is! He “in whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind” watches over us through all our lives. Job 12:10 Indeed, He watches over all of His Creation and nothing happens without His notice. Not even a sparrow falls from its nest without His notice. (Matt 10:29) We may hear of terroristic threats, nation may rise against nation, yet we have the assurance that He will keep us as the apple of His eye, He will hide us under the shadow of His wings. (Luke 21:10; Zech 2:8, Ps 91:4) Nahum praises, “The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.” Nahum 1:7 Nothing can happen unless the Great King of the Universe allows it.
May we trust in the Lord with all our heart for He is our help and our shield and our strong salvation! (Ps 115:11) May we allow Him to use us to bring others to Him before it is forever too late. May we place our weak and trembling hand in His Strong and Mighty Hand trusting Him in all situations is my prayer.