Have you surrendered 100% of your life to the Lord? What is holding you back? Are there things you are holding on to that keep you from giving every part of your life to Jesus? Is it your job, the TV, a hobby, a habit (smoking, drinking alcohol), or maybe a relationship that doesn’t please the Lord?

Let’s look back at the rich young ruler who came to Jesus to as Him what he should do to inherit eternal life (Matthew 19:16-26). Jesus first told the rich man to keep the commandments. The man replied that he had already done that. Then he asked, “What do I still lack?” Jesus answered the rich man by saying, “If you want to be prefect (mature), go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Jesus asked the rich man to give 100% of what he had, but the man went away sorrowful because he was very wealthy.

I’ll ask again:  What is holding you back? Why do you not surrender every area of your life to Jesus? He gave his life for you! He cared for you so much that He suffered and died on a cross so that you can have a relationship with Him! Why shouldn’t you respond by loving Jesus with 100% of your body, heart and soul?

Make the decision today to give all of yourself to the Lord. If you do, you won’t regret it! Does it seem impossible?

Jesus’ disciples though so and they asked Him after the rich young ruler went away, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus answered, saying, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

—Naomi Knoles


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