The Daily Paine

With the world in turmoil, the inauguration on Friday, and the signs of the times, what are you doing?  One of the major dangers for a person today is to get sidetracked and to compromise.  People can hoard material things but also things of the mind.  Are you hoarding anything?

          “All to Jesus I surrender,
           All to Him I freely give;
           I will ever love and trust Him,
           In His service daily live.”
                 –J.W. Van DeVenter

Don’t become so humble that you are proud.  One of the deceptions of the devil is to sneak in thoughts of how humble we have become.  The humble person never recognizes his humility and the danger is that in doing a humble act we become proud of it.  To go to the cross; to go to Jesus keeps us humble.  Do not become entangled in the world.

          “All to Jesus I surrender,
           Humbly at His feet I bow;
           Worldly pleasure all forsaken,
           Take me, Jesus, take me now.”

Have you ever felt the power and presence of the Holy Spirit?  On those occasions He works in and through us to clean and build.  We need to become like David and pray that He seek any unclean thing in us, and then give us a contrite heart; a heart completely ground to powder.

          “All to Jesus I surrender,
           Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
           Let me feel the Holy Spirit,
           Truly know that Thou art mine.

           All to Jesus I surrender,
           Lord, I give myself to Thee;
           Fill me with Thy love and power,
           Let Thy blessing fall on me.”

Paul tells us to take up our cross daily.  John says to separate ourselves from the world.  How can we surrender all if we live for self and become involved with the things of the world?  The key is to give up self; only then can we surrender all.

          “All to Jesus I surrender,
           Now I feel the sacred flame;
           O the joy of full salvation,
           Glory, glory to His name.

                   I surrender all,
                   I surrender all,
                   All to Thee, my blessed Savior,
                   I surrender all.”