Todays Devotion: Total Surrender … “There is a place in God where we can find increased strength … strength to live a holy life according to His will for us. It seems ironic that what we call “surrender” is actually the means to the most powerful place found in God.”

Home  /  Devotions  /  Current Page

Total Surrender“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”  (Isaiah 40:29)

There is a place in God where we can find increased strength … strength to live a holy life according to His will for us. It seems ironic that what we call “surrender” is actually the means to the most powerful place found in God.

A soldier in wartime dreads the moment when he is cornered on all sides by the enemy and forced to surrender. He willingly gives up all his personal rights, leaving him totally vulnerable to his captor. But with God, this is exactly what He desires for us. Total surrender to Him. Willingly give up all our personal rights and become totally vulnerable to Him. He wants to “captivate” us totally through our surrender to Him.

“To them that have no might he increaseth strength…”  When our might and our strength to do things our own way are surrendered to Him, we lay down our will to the Father enabling Him to increase His strength in us. He is able to empower us for service. He is able to provide everything we need that pertains to life and godliness.

“We must decrease that He may increase … to them that have no might he increaseth strength”!

Have you totally surrendered? Have you decreased that He may increase? Is the strength in your life His strength or are you living on your own might? Examine yourself today and make a decision to totally surrender to Him so His strength will be increased in you. He will be seen in all you do, everywhere you go, and in whatever you set your hand to. Glorify Him today through total surrender. It’s our highest calling.

Father, I long to be totally surrendered to You. It is a place I desire more than anything. Not for the empowerment. Not for the blessings. Not for any other reason other than to glorify You.  Father, I recognize total surrender as my highest calling.  I’m calling upon You for help as I fall so short of the mark so many times. Help me surrender to you totally. Help me decrease that You may increase. Help me walk in my highest calling … total surrender to You. Amen.

“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.”  (2 Chronicles 16:9)

© Jan Ross
All Rights Reserved

Jan Ross

Jan Ross

“We are debtors to every man to give him the gospel in the same measure in which we have received it.” This quote by P. F. Bresee sums up the motive of Jan’s heart. Whether through her speaking, teaching, pen and paper, her trusty laptop, or music score, spreading the Gospel is of paramount importance. Whether a Bible study, devotional, short story, poem, website copy, testimonies, or new songs from the depth of her heart in worship, the presentation of the Gospel creativity flows from her heart with passion, purpose, and proof that the Lord is the central focus of her entire life. Jan’s heart beats in constant rhythm of encouragement for today along with hope for tomorrow based on her love for the Word of God, His Body, and those who have yet to hear the the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

More Posts - Website - Twitter - Facebook


Post Tags: , , , , , ,



Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Sponsors