Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Presenting ourselves to the Potter.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
PRESENTING OURSELVES TO THE POTTER
Presenting ourselves to God is an act of our own wills; a step of obedience to the Lord.
No man can serve two masters. You’re gonna have to serve somebody.
As we present ourselves to Christ, He comes to control our lives, and we bear fruit unto holiness.
Christians who do not present themselves to God are believers who have given themselves to the old sin nature instead of to the Holy Spirit.
Victory comes through living in the reality of our position in Christ.
To live so that the sin nature does not reign, we must conform to the knowledge of our place in Christ.
Our relationship to the sin nature should be precisely the same as our Lord’s relationship to the sin nature – zero.
We live by faith. Growth in the spiritual life comes by embracing the truths set before us in the Word of God and living in the light of those truths.
As the OSN is broken down, the new creation is being built up and our members will be used by the Lord as instruments for His righteousness.
We can only enjoy the love of God to the fullest when we have presented ourselves to Him.
The Lord Jesus Christ has all power; without Him we are nothing and can do nothing.
We do not live in the age of magnificent displays of miraculous Divine power. This is the Church age, the age of individual invisible heroes.
To be used by the Lord is the highest honor and the height of blessedness.
Understand that you have been crucified with Christ and are dead to sin.
Believe this fact to be true in your own life.
Present yourself to the Lord to be used for His glory.
Be eager to do one’s best.
Make every effort.
Put in the utmost effort.
to place at the service of.
to put at one’s disposal.
to stand by or to stand fast.
to report for duty.
A workman approved is a workman who has been put to the test, and meeting the specifications, has won the approval of the one who has subjected him to the test.
to cut straight and smooth.
to hold a straight course.
to make straight.
to handle rightly.
BE EAGER, MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO DO YOUR BEST TO PRESENT YOURSELF READY, APPROVED BY GOD FOR DUTY AS A WORKMAN WHO NEED NOT BE ASHAMED OF HIS WORK, HANDLING ACCURATELY THE WORD OF TRUTH, PRESENTING IT HONESTLY AND IN FULL.