It was after that that God began to bless me and now I'm a wealthy man.
At that point, a voice from the back of the room shouted, "I challenge you to do it again."
Ever wonder why most of those who respond to the call of a preacher to "surrender" all are young? They don't have that much to surrender -- maybe three T-shirts, two pairs of jeans, and their dad's car keys. But when you get to middle age and you own a house and two cars and a condo on the beach, it's a different story.
Surrender is a fundamental aspect of consecration, but today we want little of it.
Illustration taken from: Luis Palau's book, How to Renew Your Spiritual Passion, Discovery House, 1995.