KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 6:13 ” Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God”.
The next action word to consider is yield. The word yield in the Greek language means to stand beside or to place besides. In our modern language it means to present, to provide or to make available.
This point is very vital in our call to stay away from sin and live unto righteousness. Romans 12:1 reads “I beseech you therefore, brethren by the mercies of God that ye present your bodies as living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service”. The scripture asks us to give up ourselves unto God. We must present our lives in trust to the Lord.
We must not give ourselves to the wrong appetites of our flesh. Romans 8:10 says “If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin…” The body should not be your master or leader. Give this body over to the Lord.
The first part of our body to be yielded unto the Lord is our mind. The mind is the steering wheel of the body. What occupies the mind controls and directs the body. Yield the mind unto the word of God. Let the considerations and meditations of the mind continually be on the word of God. Satan and his demons know very well that if they are able to take over the mind they can control the rest of the body and make it do what they want. Yield your mind by thinking on things that are scriptural. Philippians 4:8 says “Finally my brethren whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and if there be any praise think on these things” if children of God would only yield their minds to the above prescription on what to think about wrong actions would have no place.
We also have to yield our bodies to doing good things. Give yourself to the study of the Bible, yield your body to joining other believers in worship, yield your body to prayer, fasting and helping the needy. As you give yourself to doing things that honour God, you would always receive the ability to do that which honours God.
You are dead to sin so yield your members to the things of God. Use your tongue to reject wrong suggestions or feelings that impresses on your mind. Say no to anything that opposes the way of God. Say yes to God’s way.
I am dedicated to God and His way. I yield my whole being to whatever the spirit says. My life is a revelation of God’s glory.
Romans 12:2 ” And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good …