What You Will Get

April 28th, 2011 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »
April 28, 2011
I will give your life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go —Jeremiah 45:5

This is the firm and immovable secret of the Lord to those who trust Him— “I will give your life to you . . . .” What more does a man want than his life? It is the essential thing. “. . . your life . . . as a prize . . .” means that wherever you may go, even if it is into hell, you will come out with your life and nothing can harm it. So many of us are caught up in exhibiting things for others to see, not showing off property and possessions, but our blessings. All these things that we so proudly show have to go. But there is something greater that can never go— the life that “is hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3).

Are you prepared to let God take you into total oneness with Himself, paying no more attention to what you call the great things of life? Are you prepared to surrender totally and let go? The true test of abandonment or surrender is in refusing to say, “Well, what about this?” Beware of your own ideas and speculations. The moment you allow yourself to think, “What about this?” you show that you have not surrendered and that you do not really trust God. But once you do surrender, you will no longer think about what God is going to do. Abandonment means to refuse yourself the luxury of asking any questions. If you totally abandon yourself to God, He immediately says to you, “I will give your life to you as a prize . . . .” The reason people are tired of life is that God has not given them anything— they have not been given their life “as a prize.” The way to get out of that condition is to abandon yourself to God. And once you do get to the point of total surrender to Him, you will be the most surprised and delighted person on earth. God will have you absolutely, without any limitations, and He will have given you your life. If you are not there, it is either because of disobedience in your life or your refusal to be simple enough.


April 28, 2011

Journal Entry for Today-JDV
Lord, thank you for the lesson….that whenever I even consider my own circumstances, it demonstrates that I am not surrendered to you. And that whenever I am completely surrendered to you…I just know you have my life in the palm of Your hand.

 I wondered where those cares went. It suddenly felt different to see my difficult circumstances and not feel compelled to bring them to your attention.  It felt lighter. Is this what you mean by life and life more abundantly? Living in the world, but not of this world?

And God says…”As you surrender your life to Me, you surrender your right, or what you have sometimes felt as an obligation, to be concerned about any part of your life. Life and life more abundantly is not about changing the circumstances of your life, necessarily, it is about living a surrendered life and trusting Me. When you do this you cannot worry. You will not even notice the very same storms that heretofore would stop you in your tracks. Trust in Me with all your heart and I will make your paths straight. Delight yourself in Me…and observe the desires of your heart all around you.”


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