Oct 022015


Dear Friends,
This letter comes to you while we at Central Baptist are in our annual missions’ conference. In Isaiah 6:7-8 (And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.) we see Isaiah volunteer to go into God’s service. How about you – will you let God use you daily in all you do? Jesus said in Luke 9:24 (For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.) Interesting words for our Lord about daily living.
Note the following quote:

Wilbur Chapman tells of the time when he was visiting with General William Booth, who was telling him of some of his trials and conflicts, and also of the glorious victories that he had experienced. He asked General Booth what had been the secret of the success of his ministry, and after a moment of hesitation, and with tears streaming down his cheeks, the General responded, “I will tell you the secret. It is that God had had all there is of me to have. There have been those who have had greater talents by far, and certainly greater opportunities, but from the day that God laid the poor of London upon my heart, and a vision of what the Lord Jesus could do, I made up my mind that God would have all there was of William Booth.” Dr. Chapman went on to add, “That day I learned from him that the greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender.”

Is this not what Jesus is saying in the above verse? There must be a complete abandonment of ourselves to God first, and then the Lord will use our lives to the accomplishment of His will, and He will fill our lives with joy and power.

Let God have your life. He can do more with it than you can.
Next: consider 1 Peter 5:7; (Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.)
Rex Trogdon made the following comments:

What a privilege is ours as believers to be able to cast all our care on the Lord. The unbeliever has no one to turn to for help in despair. Yet, many times we try to bear it alone or we give our burdens to the Lord and then take them back again. Why? When such a God is ours — He who can bear our burdens and us, too. “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you” (Ps. 55:22).

Leave it there, leave it there,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
—Charles A. Tindley

Give yourself to the Lord Jesus to let Him use you in your world of influence – He will not abuse you.
Give Him all your burdens – don’t try to carry them all yourself. “He careth for you” literally is; “it matters to Him concerning you.” Remember the Lord Jesus’ words in Matt. 6:25 (Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?) Then the Lord’s words in Matt. 6:33-34, (But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof). In my preaching Bible, next to verse 34, I have written “God’s Social Security Program for Believers.”
May God bless you. Have a great month walking in complete abandonment to your Savior.

Because Jesus cares,




Dr. Frederick W. Carroll

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