Charles Spurgeon was saved on January 6, 1850, and on February 1 he wrote the following prayer of consecration:
“O great and unsearchable God, who knowest my heart, and triest all my ways; with a humble dependence upon the support of Thy Holy Spirit, I yield up myself to Thee; as Thy own reasonable sacrifice, I return to Thee Thine own. I would be for ever, unreservedly, perpetually Thine; whilst I am on earth, I would serve Thee; and may I enjoy Thee and praise Thee for ever! Amen.”
The Bible says, What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s (I Cor. 6:19-20).
Too many Christians take too long to say “yes” to the Lord and His plans for their lives. They stand to lose the peace and blessing of yielding immediately to the Lord Jesus.
In Acts chapter number nine, when Paul met the Lord Jesus on the road to Damascus, immediately he said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? It was quite natural in Paul’s experience to immediately own God’s will for His life. May we, like Spurgeon, say to God, “I return to Thee Thine own. I would be for ever, unreservedly, perpetually Thine!”