You just can’t serve God until you surrender. He will not come and make me serve Him. He is not going to put a harness on me and say, “You’re going to do this whether you like it or not.” He offers me the opportunity, and He says to me through the Apostle Paul’s writings in Romans 12:1: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,… acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
This is not an order from some ecclesiastical headquarters. This is not some tough sergeant on the drill field at Fort Knox. This is not some denominational leader passing down some ecclesiastical dogma. This is a passionate plea from the heart of one so concerned and burdened that he said, “I beseech you…that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
What we give Him, He accepts; and what He accepts, He cleanses; and what He cleanses, He fills; and what He fills, He uses; and what He uses, He blesses.