Titus 2:14 “…WHO gave HIMSELF for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for HIMSELF a people for HIS own possession, zealous for good deeds.” (Us also…HIS disciples!)
The Surrendered Disciple!
So one begins
by pressing in
When held, their jewel
most priceless: Proved!
Is CHRIST WHO rules.
With hearts well rent
and knees thus bent;
we shall ascend…
As HIServant re-denying self in praise of HIM WHO is coming,
Devotional: Surrendering our hearts daily to CHRIST requires discipline.
In fact, the word itself houses the root of another, integrated word, “disciple”. How greatly entwined those two are for following the LORD GOD!
Thus with such great thanks we serve HIM because none can sufficiently discipline themselves to avoid all sin!
But GOD! Yes, oh LORD! HE doesn’t wink or simply cover our sins but in 1 John 1:9 we see the only solution, our only SAVIOUR.
“If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
The HOLY SPIRIT within us convicts us of sin and because of the full price already paid in CHRIST’s blood…we are forever HIS.
HE gave all…for us to give HIM our all in return.
Romans 8:32 “HE WHO did not spare HIS own SON but gave HIM up for us all, how will HE not also with HIM graciously give us all things?
So what is every disciple’s gift?
Be dedicated and disciplined then in HIS service, dear disciple, because HE is…
…worth it all!
Amen and amen.