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A Bondservant of Jesus

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"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me." (Galatians 2:20)

These words mean the breaking and collapse of my independence brought about by my own hands, and the surrendering of my life to the supremacy of the Lord Jesus. No one can do this for me, I must do it myself. God may bring me up to this point three hundred and sixty-five times a year, but He cannot push me through it. It means breaking the hard outer layer of my individual independence from God, and the liberating of myself and my nature into oneness with Him; not following my own ideas, but choosing absolute loyalty to Jesus. Once I am at that point, there is no possibility of misunderstanding. . . Has that breaking of my independence come? All the rest is religious fraud. The one point to decide is — will I give up? Will I surrender to Jesus Christ, placing no conditions whatsoever as to how the brokenness will come? . . . The passion of Christianity comes from deliberately signing away my own rights and becoming a bondservant of Jesus Christ. . . Will we allow Him to help Himself to us, or are we more concerned with our own ideas of what we are going to be? (read more) (purchase)

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