What do we read in the last chapter of the Revelation of John? “And He showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” Yes, when the Lamb sat down upon the throne of glory, the river of water of life flowed out. It is the Lamb who must lead us to the fountains of living water and give them within our hearts, so that we will have power to work among men—not the power of reason, not the power of human love, zeal, earnestness, and diligence, but the power that comes from God. Are you ready for that power? Are you ready to surrender yourself absolutely to God and receive it? Can you truly say, “Lord, I am totally surrendered to you. It is done in weakness and in trembling, but it is done. I have received a small portion of what I know you can give, but as an empty vessel, cleansed and humble, I place myself at your feet again, day by day and moment by moment, and I wait upon you”? And, believer, what no eye has seen nor ear heard, what men have never been able to conceive, what you have not conceived, God will do for those who wait for Him, for those who love Him.
Church life will profit us very little unless it leads us closer to God, to have larger expectations from God, and closer fellowship with God. How can that be? Christ Jesus can do it for us. Christ is our life. He will live in us the same life He lived on the earth. Shall we not expect Him to do it in the fullness of His promise? Shall we not come with every sin, every hindrance, every shortcoming, everything that causes self-condemnation, and cast it all at His feet, believing that the blood cleanses and Jesus gives deliverance? Believe, expect, and accept that God will reveal Christ within us in the power of the Holy Spirit. God grant it to every believer."
Absolute Surrender by Murray, Andrew