Daily Devotional
Are You Yielding to Jesus?

“Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.”

Romans 6:11-12


Ponder This

In the matter of spiritual victory, it is not your ability that counts. It is not your responsibility; it is your response to Jesus’ ability. Your responsibility is your response to His ability. You can’t do it without Him. He will not do it without you. You must yield.

I heard about the driver of a little pickup truck; he jumped out on the interstate and never slowed down to look and see if someone was coming. He nearly caused an accident, so the driver of a big eighteen-wheeler pulled over and leaned out the window and said, “Hey, didn’t you see that sign?” The man said, “What sign?” The trucker said, that sign that said, “Y-I-E-L-D.” The man responded, “Well, I opened the window and yelled as loud as I could.”

You cannot yield half-heartedly; you are to yield with all of your heart. I’m going to sum it up and tell you something that has absolutely gripped my heart. When temptation comes, you must yield, and you will yield. That much is settled. The only question is, which way will you yield? Will you yield to Satan or to Christ? That’s the only question. When temptation comes, you must yield. You must and you will. Choose today to yield to Jesus.

  • What does it look like to yield to Jesus in your life?
  • What is something you like to have control over? How can you yield to Jesus in this area?

Practice This

Ask a spiritual mentor how he or she seeks to continually yield to Jesus.

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