Father, make me to be all sold out to You.

From the very depths of my heart, I pledge to “Take up my cross and deny myself daily and follow You, Jesus/Yeshua” (Lk.9:23). Show me each detail; convict me of each thing within my heart, mind, psyche, patterns, habits, behaviours, that needs to be put to death, and I will nail this flesh to the Cross of Christ. I am willing to drop everything/anything to go/do whatever You  might call me to do. I pledge to answer the call, just as Jesus/Yeshua disciples did (Matt.4:19-22).  I will not wait, think, analyze; I will follow Your leading Immediately.

I circumcise from myself all anxiety, doubt, fear and worry about not knowing what/where/how/why, and nail those pieces of fleshly hindrances to the Cross. I will not worry, and try to figure out what I need for whatever it is You may call me to (Lk.9:3); I will simply surrender to whatever it is. I will nail to the Cross all expectations, desires, emotional baggage, etc., for ““Foxes have dens and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head,” (Lk.9:58,59), so what right do I have to any expectations, etc.?  I want to trust You, Lord, just as Abraham did when he had no idea where he would be going, or what it would involve.

I pledge to nail excuses, resistance, denial, and defensiveness to the Cross, for I am all sold out to You, Lord. I want to put Your Kingdom/You before all else, not looking for a way out, and trying to make excuses for other things that need doing, for “No one who has put his hand to the plow and looked back is fit for the kingdom of God”(Lk.9:62); and I must be “fit” for Your Kingdom.

“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Matt.10:16). Oh, Father, give me that wisdom and supernatural discernment that I will not be duped, coerced, or swallowed up by the wolves around me. Enable me to enter into that level of surrender that I will hear Your voice, even in the midst of all manner of trials and adversity, tribulation and persecution, and Your Holy Spirit will put the right words into my mouth (Matt.10:19). Strengthen me still more and make me ready for that time when I “will be hated by all because of Your name, but if I endure to the end I will be saved. . . .” (Matt.10:20-23). Make me to be so strong in You, that I will “not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, let me fear the One who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna” (Matt.10:28).

I am all sold out, Lord. I will not put father, mother, spouse, or children before You, for “He who loves father or mother more than You isn’t worthy of You, and he who loves son or daughter more than You isn’t worthy of You. And whoever does not take up his cross and follow after You isn’t worthy of You. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for You sake will find it” (Matt.10:37-39). I pledge to put You and Kingdom purposes FIRST, before self, family, everything. There is nothing I am willing to compromise for I want to be a true disciple.

Thank-You, Heavenly Father, that by the power of Your Holy Spirit, I can “overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony, and by NOT placing my life ahead of my service/surrender to You” (Rev.12:11). In the Holy, and precious Name of Jesus/Yeshua, I pray. Amen.

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