True Surrenderer

Surrender: it’s a word we don’t like very much because it speaks of capitulation or compromise. Surrender implies loss, and in a world that glorifies winners we don’t want to have anything to do with that. And yet God says to the believer, surrender your life to Me. In this sense, surrender involves complete dedication and consecration. True surrender involves getting off the throne of my life and saying, “Lord, take charge. Lord, You take command of my life.”

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

God is not a tyrant. He is our loving, holy and heavenly Father. We can trust Him with our families, with our future, and with our fears.

And Mary said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

We may not always understand the what, when, how, and why of God’s perfect will for our lives, but of this I am utterly sure: We can trust God to lead us well. God has a wonderful plan for our lives! When we give ourselves unreservedly to Him, He will do His very best for us.

The fact is, if we don’t surrender to Jesus we’ll surrender to something else – to chaos or confusion, to the opinions of others, or to habits that we can’t control. We will surrender to something or someone.

Several years ago, I discovered a powerful little verse that I carry with me wherever I go: “So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:9). We please God with our laid-down lives.

Will you surrender your life to the Lord Jesus Christ? Don’t let fear or pride stop you from doing so.

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