to life. (Romans 6:13)
One night I went to hear a sermon on consecration. Nothing
special came to me from the message, but as the preacher knelt
to pray, he said, “O Lord,You know we can trust the Man who
died for us.” That was my message. As I rose from my knees
and walked down the street to catch the train,I deeply pondered
all that consecration would mean to my life. I was afraid as I
considered the personal cost, and suddenly, above the noise of
the street traffic, came this message:“You can trust the Man who
died for you.”I boarded the train, and as I travelled toward home,
I thought of the changes, sacrifices, and disappointments that
consecration might mean in my life—and I was still afraid.
Upon arriving home, I went straight to my room, fell on
my knees, and saw my life pass before my eyes. I was a Christian,
an officer in the church, and a Sunday school superintendent,
but I had never yielded my life to God with a definite
act of my will.Yet as I thought of my own “precious” plans
that might be thwarted,my beloved hopes to be surrendered,
and my chosen profession that I might have to abandon—I
I completely failed to see the better things God had for me,
so my soul was running from Him.And then for the last time,
with a swift force of convicting power to my inmost heart,came
that searching message: “My child, you can trust the Man who died
for you. If you cannot trust Him, then whom can you trust?” Finally
that settled it for me, for in a flash of light I realized that the
Man who loved me enough to die for me could be absolutely
trusted with the total concerns of the life He had saved.
Dear friend, you can trust the Man who died for you.You
can trust Him to thwart each plan that should be stopped and
to complete each one that results in His greatest glory and your
highest good.You can trust Him to lead you down the path that
is the very best in this world for you.
Just as I am,Thy love unknown,
Has broken every barrier down,
Now to be Thine, yea,Thine ALONE,
O Lamb of God, I come!
Life is not wreckage to be saved out of the world but an investment
to be used in the world.