This episode of the YWAM Teaching Podcast presents us with a classic and timeless teaching from Loren Cunningham. Loren speaks on the importance of submission and relinquishing our “rights”. He calls us to lay down the things we cling to so that we can experience complete freedom in our relationship with God and be fully available to serve Him.
Joshua 1: 3 (NIV)
I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.
Exodus 3: 5 (NIV)
“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”
Joshua 14: 9 (NIV)
“So on that day Moses swore to me, ‘The land on which your feet have walked will be your inheritance and that of your children forever, because you have followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly.’”.
Ruth 4: 7 – 8 (NIV)
(Now in earlier times in Israel, for the redemption and transfer of property to become final, one party took off his sandal and gave it to the other. This was the method of legalizing transactions in Israel.) So the guardian-redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy it yourself.” And he removed his sandal.
Mark 8: 34 – 35 (NIV)
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
Responsibility – Rights = Reward of Relationship with God
Loren Cunningham is the founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and the co-founder and International Chancellor of the University of the Nations (U of N). He is also the leader of the YWAM UofN Campus in Hawaii and a member of the YWAM International Eldership.
- Is That Really You God? Hearing the Voice of God
- Daring to Live on the Edge: The Adventure of Faith and Finances
- Making Jesus Lord: The Dynamic Power of Laying Down Your Rights (formerly titled Winning God’s Way)
- Why Not Women? A Fresh Look at Scripture on Women in Missions, Ministry, and Leadership (co-written with David Hamilton)
- The Book that Transforms Nations: The Power of the Bible to Change Any Country
You can read more about Loren Cunningham on his personal web-site.