“I surrender all, just give me Jesus” – is more difficult than we think when it is said.
When it comes to the crunch, full surrender will only be accomplished by our dedication to Him and His sustaining strength.
But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on buying it for the full price. I will not take what is yours and give it to the Lord. I will not present burnt offerings that have cost me nothing!” (1 Chronicles 21:24)
Relate: Right now I have twenty dollars in American sitting in my back pocket. If I were to convert it into Turkish Lira, the local currency, with that money I could buy jeans and a t-shirt. I could get three decent meals, five trips to Starbucks, or fifteen tavuk doner (chicken gyro, sort of). That twenty will not be used for any of those purposes.
Here in Istanbul there are about 360,000 Syrian refugees (more than all of Europe and America combined). A very large portion of these are unregistered and undocumented and since there are only so many under the…
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