When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of his experience, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins. Isaiah 53:11
All their sins, past, present and future ones, under the blood of Jesus to be remembered no more. Once we receive Jesus as the head of our lives, we also accept everything he accomplished for us on the cross.
He took our sickness, our disease, our sorrows, our grief, every sin, every temptation, everything with him to the cross. It died with him so that we could live in right standing with God. Now he’s asking us to pick up our cross, the cross of self sacrifice, putting to death our own dreams, plans and ambitions to follow him, be directed by him, go where he leads, say what he says, love the unloveable, give to those in need, visit those in prison, care for the orphans, the list goes on.
You may be asking, how can little ole me do anything? I’m barely making it as it is! Unless we empty out what is in our hands, God cannot fill them with more. Increase can only come to empty vessels. So many of us are not where we should be because we trust in our own resources instead of Gods vast supply.
We follow the masses instead of walking in love and forgiveness and following the heart of God. We make excuses so that we can follow our own dreams instead of Gods. Pride keeps us stuck in a prison of arrogance. “I will not do that and you can’t make me!” Then we lose faith in God when our world crumbles around us. Little by little we lose sight of of the cross, the sacrifice, the blood.
I Corinthians 6:20 says, “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Both are Gods. Not just our spirit, our body. That means it’s our gift to value what God wants us to do above our own desires.
Father, today I surrender all to you, all thats standing in the way. My life is yours. Do with me as you please! I will listen and obey, not argue. I will be the daughter you need me to be for you are my everything.