This is a Blog for those interested in following hard after His heart. Those willing to strive to live a moment by moment life as we go through the transformation process with Him. It is not an easy life but the Father expects each of us to become an offering for His pleasure. So, if this is you, then let’s journey together hand in hand. I am humbled that you have chosen to walk with me. Thanks!
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11 August, 2014
The following is from Spurgeon's sermon, "BOUGHT WITH A PRICE"
Christ has bought us ENTIRELY from head to foot-every power, every passion, and every faculty, all our time, all our goods, all that we call our own, all that makes up ourselves in the largest sense of that term- WE ARE ALTOGETHER GOD'S.
Ah! it is very easy for people to SAY this, but how very difficult it is to feel it true and to act as such! I have no doubt there are many persons here who profess to be willing to give God ALL they have, who would not actually give him five dollars.
We can sing — "Here, Lord, I give myself away" and yet if it comes to yielding only a part of ourselves, if it requires self-denial, or self-sacrifice, straightway there is a drawing back.
Now, was the cross a FICTION? Was the death of Christ a FABLE? Were you only FANCIFULLY "bought with a price," and not in deed and in truth?
If redemption be a fable, then return a 'fabled consecration'; if your purchase be a fiction, then lead the fictitious lives that some of you do lead with regard to consecration to Christ.
If it be only an IDEA, a pretty something that we read of in books, then let our belonging unto God be a mere idea and a piece of sentiment.
But A REAL REDEMPTION DEMANDS REAL HOLINESS.
A true price, most certainly paid, demands from us a practical surrendering of ourselves to the service of God. From this day forth even for ever, "you are not your own," you are the Lord's.