The Surrendered Will
By R. A. Torrey
"The Holy Ghost...given to them that obey" (Acts 5:32).
The surrendered will and life is the great secret of receiving the Holy Ghost. All turns upon this. We may deal with individual sins, and we may cry to God for the filling of the Holy Ghost, but unless there is total surrender to God at the center of our being, unless we yield ourselves to God, nothing is likely to come of it.
Oh, how many have longed and prayed and agonized that the Holy Spirit might come upon them, but He came not. There was no yielding of self to God.
Then they have yielded themselves to God. They have bowed their faces and said: "O God, I yield, I give myself up utterly to Thee. I place myself unreservedly at Thy disposal. I hold nothing back, and I hold back from nothing that Thou biddest." As they have bowed, the Holy Ghost has fallen upon them.