The Full Surrender
However, for those who are already saved and born-again Christians, there is now one more big thing that you will have to do before you can start to get God's best to start flowing into your life - which will include getting His maximum protection on you and your life. And that is to be willing to make a full and complete surrender of your entire being and your entire life over to God the Father.
You have to be both saved and surrendered in order to really be able to step from the dugout out onto the real playing field where the real walk with the Lord is at. God is wanting you to fully surrender four specific things to Him:
* Your body
* Your soul
* Your spirit
* Your entire life
The Bible tells us that we have three parts to our beings – body, soul and spirit. God wants all three parts of our being completely surrendered over to Him. The fourth thing that God will also want from you is for you to fully surrender your entire life over to Him. And when I say entire life, I mean literally everything in your life.
The Bible tells us that with the measure we use, will be the measure that will be measured back to us. In other words, if you want God’s best to flow into your life, then you will have to give God your best - and your best is a complete and full surrender of everything in your life over to Him. It’s "your all" for "His all."
This right here is where many Christians are really missing the boat with the Lord. They are saved, but they are not walking in this full surrender with God the Father. As a result, God is not working full force in their lives. The only way to get God to start working full force in your life is to come under a complete and full surrender with Him.
Bottom line - God’s knowledge and wisdom is perfect on all matters - yours is not! God can see into the future and knows exactly what is going to happen to you - you cannot. God knows you better than you can ever know yourself, and as a result, He knows what your true potential and capabilities are going to be in this life - you do not.
Your powers are limited, but God’s powers are not. The Bible tells us that God is all-powerful and that there is nothing that He cannot do or accomplish. Nothing is impossible with God.
After chewing on all of the above, who do you want running your life? Yourself, with your limited powers, your limited wisdom, and your limited knowledge - or God, who has maximum power and maximum knowledge to do and accomplish whatever He wants to do?
This lack of a full surrender to God the Father is what is getting so many Christians beat to a pulp in the playing field of life. They do not have God’s full protection on them, and as a result, they are coming under severe attacks from demons, other bad and evil people, and just natural cause and effect with all of the different kinds of accidents, catastrophes, mishaps and illnesses that can hit anyone of us at anytime.
Without God’s maximum protection on you, anyone of us can fall prey to anyone of these storm clouds. Only God’s protection can keep you safe and out of harms way from some of these types of storm clouds - and the only way to get God’s maximum protection on you and your life is to come under this complete and full surrender with Him.
If you want to take this last and final step with the Lord, then I can give you a very short, but powerful prayer to go to God the Father with to come into this full surrender with Him.
This prayer should be said at least once or twice a year after you do it the first time. You need to show God that you mean serious business with Him on this, and by continuing to recite this prayer back to Him on a once or twice per year basis, you will be showing Him that you are really serious about this full surrender, and that you will continue to let Him have full control of your life for the rest of your earthly life.
I will give you both parts of this prayer - the initial prayer that you will go to God the Father with to make the initial full surrender, and then the second part of this prayer that will continue to keep you under this full surrender with the Lord for the rest of your earthly life.
A) The Full Surrender Prayer
In the name of Jesus, I now place my body, my soul, my spirit and my entire life into Your hands. I now ask that You place me into Your perfect will for my life. From this moment on, I will choose to stay fully surrendered to You all the days of my life and will allow You to lead and direct my life in the direction that You will want it to go in.
Thank you Father.
Thank you Jesus."
B) To Stay in the Full Surrender
In the name of Jesus, I continue to place my body, my soul, my spirit and my entire life in Your hands. I choose to stay fully surrendered to You all the days of my life and ask that you continue to keep me in Your perfect will for my life.
Thank you Father.
Thank you Jesus."
The above prayer is short, sweet and simple, but extremely powerful! With this prayer, you have now just turned the reigns of your life over to God the Father - and He will now start to lead, guide and direct your life in the direction that He will want it to go in.
If you would like more information on this full surrender and all of the Scripture verses to back it up, we have another article in the Bible Basics section of our site with this exact title - "The Full Surrender."
If you are willing to make this full surrender with God the Father, then you are now ready for the next big step, and that is to learn how to Plead the Blood of Jesus for His deliverance and protection.
There are two ways that you will use the Pleading of His Blood. One is for protection – where you will Plead the Blood of Jesus on whatever you want protected before any adversity could come your way. By Pleading the Blood of Jesus on the things you want specifically protected, you will go a long way in preventing a lot of needless attacks, mishaps and accidents from ever coming your way in the first place. This is preventative medicine at its best.
The second way that you will use the Pleading of His Blood is for deliverance – where you have already been hit by some kind of adversity, and you will now need God’s deliverance and/or healing power to help set you free.