Lenin, the implementer of Communism in the Soviet Union, while meeting with a small group of people in London in the early 1900’s
set down these four “totals”
1. TOTAL ACCEPTANCE of the cause.
2. TOTAL DEDICATION to the cause.
3. TOTAL DISCIPLINE in the cause.
4. TOTAL ACTION for the cause.
What would happen if every Christian adopted the four “totals” . . .
TOTAL ACCEPTANCE of the LORDSHIP of Christ;
TOTAL DEDICATION to Him and His work;
TOTAL DISCIPLINE in keeping His standards;
TOTAL ACTION in His service?
Is this too much to ask?
Is it possible?
It starts with each individual. Remember it took only a handful of people to spread Lenin’s philosophy over one third of the world.
What does it involve?
It is like taking a blank sheet of paper, signing your name at the bottom, and giving it to the Lord to fill in the details.
As the offering plate came to a little girl at the end of a row, she took the plate, put it on the floor and stood in it. When the usher asked what she was doing, she said, “I learned in Sunday School that God wants me to give myself to Him.”
Let earth no more my heart divide.
With Christ may I be crucified;
To Him with my whole soul aspire.
Dead to the world and all its toys,
Its idle pomp and fading joys.
Be Thou alone my one desire!