"Yielding is when you trust God so much that you let go of the reigns.
Yielding is when you come before God without any agenda.
Yielding is when you don’t have to have all the answers.
Yielding is when you submit yourself to God - without any deals, like 'If you do this for me I’ll do that for you.'
Yielding is when you are quiet before God, surrendering to His will.
Yielding is allowing God to teach you, fill you, work in you and through you without any barriers.
Yielding is where you receive from God His will, His plan, His power, Himself - God abiding in you in such a way, that His will is performed, not only in your life, but in the lives of those around you.
That is the relationship you can have with God.
You cannot yield to the Holy Spirit at all until you have been born again.
Until you have been born again your relationship with God is strained and uncertain.
You do not have the confidence that God is on your side and you do not understand the workings of God.
Until you are born again you cannot yield to the Holy Spirit. You are totally at the mercy of natural law.
Once you have been born again the Holy Spirit comes to make His home in you and abide in you.
I believe that all of us want to thoroughly understand how to be in God’s will and how to stay there.
In order to have this understanding you are going to have to look at the whole person and see what might be keeping you from this kind of a yielding relationship.
The same attributes that make you who you are and make you able to receive from God can keep you from yielding to God."
Excerpt from God Thinking LXVI - The Whole Person Yields by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014