Complete surrender is something I have been thinking about a lot lately. It seems to me sometimes after reading the bible the Holy Spirit is urging me to surrender more and more, or is it just me wanting to relieve myself of making decisions that I don't want to make. There is a fine line for me to what is complete surrender and what doesn't make sense to me. It is even hard to put into words. There are times I want to completely depend on Christ for everything because He is my hope in everything and then at the same time -what exactly does surrender mean.
You know when you get up from praying and reading the Word and you are at such peace. Complete surrender is easy. Then when the pressures and decisions of this world come in and you wonder "how do I do this, where is he leading me?") it doesn't make sense in the natural! That's where total surrender comes in. My husband and I have trouble with this. Not because we don't want to surrender everything to Him. But because it doesn't make sense in the natural, but most times lately I have this inner peace to let go. Does anyone get what I am saying here- hard to describe. Sorry, I am no writer. The scripture comes to mind (Romans 11:33)
Hey Mary, I understand what your saying. Many times the Lord will work in a way that makes no sense to us, this is when we have to trust Him regardless of what it looks like. As we choose to do it His way, even when it makes no sense, we see that He is faithful and we grow to trust Him even more. The next time He calls us to do something that seems alien and strange, it will be much easier to trust Him. The more we know His love and faithfulness, the easier we can surrender.
blessings to you
My soul does GLORIFY the LORD, my spirit REJOICES in GOD MY SAVIOUR
"To be entirely safe from the devils snares the man of God must be completely obedient to the Word of the Lord. The driver on the highway is safe, not when he reads the signs but when he obeys them." A.W.Tozer
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I intellectually know the key to complete surrender; however, the Lord is still working with me to walk it out. The enemy, if he cannot sideline us in some way, will try to overwhelm us with multiple battles. The key is to stay in the present. Although we can change the way we view events of the past, we cannot change them...and we cannot control the future. All we must concern ourselves with is the present. Perhaps the Name, I Am, is a good way to help us remember. The only thing I must surrender in in the thing presently before me. If I surrender each moment, and each situation to the control of Papa as each is presented, then full surrender is attained. Sounds easy, eh?
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