In each of us the ongoing work of the Spirit is the cultivation of a yielded heart, obedient to His most subtle promptings. More than an act of the will, it is a continual dying to self that releases in us the power to overcome the flesh and surrender to God.

Andrew Murray acknowledges our role in willing our lives to be yielded to God's purposes but de-emphasizes it. He stresses instead our dependence on our faithful God to supply both the desire for surrender and the power to activate it.

READ: Matt. 10:37-39; Acts 20:22-27; Acts 21:10-14; 1 Cor. 9:16-23; Phil. 2:12-18; 2 Tim. 4:6-8.
HEART ISSUE: How can unsurrendered areas of our lives hinder God's blessings?
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, yes, I am willing. Search me and uncover any areas of stubbornness and pride. Let anything that hinders the flow of Your Spirit in me be revealed and removed. Incline my heart to do Your will. Give me a willing Spirit to walk after you all the days of my life. Amen.

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