Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wholly and Holy (Featured Devotion)

Day 16


Wholly and Holy

2 Chronicles 16:9

The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him.

Historians have marveled how an uneducated, rugged boy like Dwight Moody could sway great crowds and lead thousands to Christ.  Responding to these questions, Dr. R. A. Torrey wrote a tract after Moody’s death in 1899, entitled, Why God Used D. L. Moody.  He said, in part, “The first thing that accounts for God’s using D. L. Moody so mightily was that he was a fully-surrendered man.  Every ounce of that 280-pound body of his belonged to God; everything he was and everything he had belonged wholly to God.  Now, I am not saying that Mr. Moody was perfect; he was not… nevertheless I know that he was a man who belonged wholly to God.”

Torrey went on to say that Moody was greatly moved by this statement by Henry Varley: “It remains to be seen what God will do with a man who gives himself up wholly to Him.”  Moody replied, “Well, I will be that man.”

We can all be that man or woman.  God wants to use us, but we must give ourselves wholly to Him.

Recommended Reading: 2 Chronicles 16:7-10


If you and I are to be used in our sphere as D. L. Moody was used in his, we must put all that we have and all that we are in the hands of God, for Him to use as He will.

R. A. Torrey

From: “Turning Points” Magazine and Devotional.
Turning Points