1 Kings 20: 1-4

1 Kings 20: 1-4

Now Ben-Hadad the king of Syria gathered all his forces together; thirty-two kings were with him, with horses and chariots. And he went up and besieged Samaria, and made war against it. Then he sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel, and said to him, “Thus says Ben-Hadad: ‘Your silver and your gold are mine; your loveliest wives and children are mine.’ ” And the king of Israel answered and said, “My lord, O king, just as you say, I and all that I have are yours.”
1 Kings 20: 1-4

What Ben-Hadad asked was absolute surrender; and what Ahab gave was what was asked of him – absolute surrender.

Praise God! If our hearts are willing, there is no end to what God will do for us and through us. But you may say: “Oh, my desire is not strong enough.” God knows. Say: “My God, I am willing that You would make me willing.” As we read in Mark 9:24: “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.”

Remember, when you come with what you believe is absolute surrender, it will be imperfect. You may have doubts. But remember Mark 9:24, and with a trembling heart, say: “I do not feel the power; I do not feel the determination; I do not feel the assurance.”

Be certain that whatever measure of surrender you offer – if it is ALL you have – will be received. Do not be afraid to come just as you are, and in the midst of your trembling, the power of the Holy Spirit will work His work in you. And God will use your imperfect life to the glory of His Kingdom! Amen!

Pastor Del Casale