Full Surrender

“Don’t keep back any part of your life. Make a full surrender of every inclination of your heart; work to have but one purpose, and one aim. And for this purpose give God complete control of your heart. Cry out for more of the divine control of the Holy Spirit, so that as your soul is preserved and protected by Him, that it may be directed into one river, and one only, that your life may run deep and pure, and clear and peaceful; its only banks being God’s will, its only river the love of Christ and a desire to please Him.

—Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)

About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.


  1. Hi Pastor Jon,

    What a beautiful quote. Thank you for posting it. I have been listening to some sermons this weekend about this same thing.

    “…so that as your soul is preserved and protected by Him,” reminds me of one of my favorite verses. 1Peter1:3-9 esp. verse 5. He will preserve, guard, protect and direct every detail of the great salvation He has given us. Isn’t that cause for much joy!!

    God bless you today! Praying things are going well for you.

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