Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Process of Surrendering

Surrender means: Complete acceptance of what is + Faith that all is well, even without my input.

              This blog is going to be a little different, as it will be a challenge to participate in.  John 21;18  ''Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.”  Are you ready for this?  Not all, but many will face this dilemma either on the giving or receiving end.
             We all look forward to becoming adults so we can do what we want and do things our way.  Well as Christians, we learn thru trials that our way needs to be led by Jesus.  Our lives are a process of surrendering and sanctification.  Will our surrender be one of a willing nature or a hard fought battle?  In what ways will God teach me to rely on Him and not myself or this body?
            ''Often God’s blessings result from our compliance with seemingly insignificant requests. Though we prefer He ask us to perform great tasks that will impact large crowds, obedience in small matters is our proving ground. If we refuse His prompting to perform some minor action, what reason have we given Him to trust us with a more important responsibility?''
           Okay so my challenge to you will make you and your spouse, best friend or whoever you choose uncomfortable, but it'll be a preview of how you'll surrender to the aging process.  The challenge is for you to let someone else brush your teeth and vice versa.  Please comment on your experience via here, facebook, or email.