Share This Episode
Our Daily Bread Ministries Various Hosts Logo

Surrendering All

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts
The Truth Network Radio
January 23, 2021 7:00 pm

Surrendering All

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts

On-Demand Podcasts NEW!

This broadcaster has 299 podcast archives available on-demand.

Broadcaster's Links

Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.


January 23, 2021 7:00 pm

Two men remembered for serving others for Jesus left careers in the arts to commit themselves to where they believed God had called them. James O. Fraser (1886–1938) decided not to pursue being a concert pianist in England to serve the Lisu people in China, while the American Judson Van DeVenter (1855–1939) chose to become an evangelist instead of pursuing a career in art. He later wrote the hymn, “I Surrender All.”

While having a vocation in the arts is the perfect calling for many, these men believed God called them to relinquish one career for another. Perhaps they found inspiration from Jesus counseling the rich, young ruler to give up his possessions to follow Him (Mark 10:17–25). Witnessing the exchange, Peter exclaimed, “We have left everything to follow you!” (v. 28). Jesus assured him that God would give those who follow Him “a hundred times as much in this present age” and eternal life (v. 30). But He would give according to His wisdom: “Many who are first will be last, and the last first” (v. 31).

No matter where God has placed us, we’re called to daily surrender our lives to Christ, obeying His gentle call to follow Him and serve Him with our talents and resources—whether in the home, office, community, or far from home. As we do, He’ll inspire us to love others, putting their needs above our own.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Insight for Living
Chuck Swindoll
Cross Reference Radio
Pastor Rick Gaston
Renewing Your Mind
R.C. Sproul
Renewing Your Mind
R.C. Sproul
Cross Reference Radio
Pastor Rick Gaston

Thanks for joining us for today's encouragement from the devotional. Today's reading titled surrendering was written thanking me for shape. Two men remembered for serving others for Jesus left careers in the arts to commit themselves to where they believed God had called them James O.

Frazier decided not to pursue being a concert pianist in England to serve the list to people in China while the American Jensen Vandeventer chose to become an evangelist. Instead of pursuing a career in art. He later wrote to him. I surrender all while having a vocation in the arts is the perfect calling for many, these men believed God called them to relinquish one career for another. Perhaps they found inspiration from Jesus counseling. The rich young ruler to give up his possessions to follow him.

In Mark 10 witnessing the exchange. Peter exclaimed we have left everything to follow you. Jesus assured him that God would give those who follow him 100 times as much in this present age and eternal life, but he would give according to his wisdom. Many who are first will be last in the last first.

No matter where God has placed us.

We are called to daily surrender our lives to Christ, obeying his gentle call to follow him and serve him with our talents and our resources, whether in the home office community are far from home.

As we do, he'll inspire us to love others putting their needs above our own. Today Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Mark chapter 10 versus 26 through 31. The disciples were even more amazed and said to each other, who then can be saved. Jesus looked at them and said with man this is impossible, but not with God all things are possible with God.

Then Peter spoke up. We have left everything to follow you. Truly I tell you, Jesus replied, no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me in the gospel will fail to receive 100 times as much in this present age homes, brothers, sisters, mother's children and fields along with persecutions and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last in the last first. Let's pray Jesus the things of this world often seems so attractive and we know that following you will likely be difficult at times but help us to apply your words in Mark 10 entire lives, trusting that our reward will be far greater than any earthly possession help us to surrender all for you today.

Thank you Jesus is in your gracious name that we pray. Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


Get The Truth Mobile App and Listen to your Favorite Station Anytime