Sunday, August 18, 2013
'The world wants our best but God wants our all.' Yes, He wants us to surrender our will for His. Surrender is usually associated with negative meanings but in God's eye there can be no greater victory for the soul.
"For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it." Matthew 16:25 Surrender is complete obedience to God. One of our best examples is Noah, who was the only man on earth at the time that pleased God. Do we trust and obey when we face what we don't understand? Nobody likes half-hearted effort, including God.
'One of life's most bittersweet moments is when you finally realize you don't have it all figured out.' 'The greatness of a man's power is in the measure of his surrender.' If we don't surrender to Christ, we will surrender to chaos and idols.
Hitting rock bottom is one of the toughest moments in people's lives but it can be a surrendering catalyst. We then realize we've tried everything in our own power and it's never enough. God allows all this so that we may see our need for a Saviour more clearly.
All to Jesus I surrender;
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.