Thursday, September 11, 2008

Oswald Chambers

"One life yielded to God at all costs is worth thousands only touched by God."

This was such a wonderful reminder for me today. It makes me think of the parable in Matthew 13 concerning the seed that landed on good ground, "it is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a crop; some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." It is only as we compltetly yield to the Lord that we can ever bear fruit that is of an eternal value.

Some definitions of yeild according to the Strong's Lexicon
(I highlighted my favorite)

to give, bestow, grant, permit, ascribe, employ, devote, consecrate, dedicate, pay wages, sell, exchange, lend, commit, entrust, give over, deliver up, yield produce, occasion, produce, requite to, report, mention, utter, stretch out, extend, to put, set, put on, put upon, set, appoint, assign, designate, to make, constitute, to be given, be bestowed, be provided, be entrusted to, be granted to, be permitted, be issued, be published, be uttered, be assigned, to be set, be put, be made, be inflicted, to be given, be bestowed, be given up, be delivered up, to be put upon.

1 comment:

a woman found said...

This is something the Lord is constantly reminding me as I walk with Him, He wants my whole life, not just to be "used" or "touched" but to know Him intimately...to be totally HIs!

praying
sheila