Tag: Father

Sweet Surrender

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

The people shall be [a freewill offering] in the day of thy power —Psalm 110:3

This is what the term consecration properly means. It is the voluntary or self-offering of the heart, by the constraint of love, to be the Lord’s. Its glad expression is, I am my beloved’s (Song of Solomon 6:3).

Surrender must spring, of course, from faith. There must be the full confidence that we are safe in this abandonment, that we are not falling over a precipice or surrendering ourselves to the hands of a judge but we are sinking into a Father’s arms and stepping into an infinite inheritance!

It is an infinite privilege to be permitted to relinquish ourselves to One who pledges Himself to make us all that we would love to be, yes, all that His infinite wisdom, power and love will delight to accomplish in us. It is the clay yielding itself to the potter’s hands that it may be shaped into a vessel of honor meet for the Master’s use. It is the poor street waif consenting to become the child of a prince in order that he may be educated, provided for and prepared to inherit all the wealth of his guardian.

by A.B. Simpson

Focusing On The Line

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Imagine you were in desperate need of a million dollars. Now imagine, your father is a billionaire. What would be the wisest way to spend your energy? Should you spend your time and efforts trying to work your way out of it? Would you spend your energy trying to earn a million dollars? Or would you spend your time and energy calling or reaching out to your dad and telling him of your need? It would be wisest to go with the second option. So it is with us and the Lord. We all deal with problems, wants, needs, and issues. And most people spend most of their energy trying to figure out ways to solve their problems or to get what they want. But if you’re a believer, your Father is more than a billionaire. So instead of putting all that energy in striving to answer your need, put that energy into growing a better prayer life, a stronger devotional life, and a clearer communion with God. For the blessings that come through prayer are worth billions, and they’re waiting for you… as soon as you get on the line.

Today’s Mission

Today, put your energy into growing a better prayer life, a stronger devotional life, and a clearer communion with God. Get on the line with your Father.

by Jonathan Cahn