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At the Beginning of Surrender

I often think about the finished work of the cross. Christ’s surrender to the cross and covering for our sins was complete. He held nothing back and the work of the cross has been provided for us. Christ’s provision defeated sin, once and for all. He made no compromise. Why should our expectations be any less? If the Word of God says it’s wrong, it’s wrong and to entertain it is a compromise. God calls us to be set apart unto Him and He’s waiting to ease the heavy burden of sin if we trust in His strength.

2 Corinthians 12:9-11, says, “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My

strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my

infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in

infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Paul’s boast here is not in his weakness but in the strength of the Lord. When I decide to fully surrender my will to the Lord it is then that He can do His perfect work in me. The compromise of sin will never lead me to the fullness of God. At the beginning of surrender is where I find the perfect strength of the Lord.

Pastor Amber Clendenin


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