It takes more time, engineering, and energy to hold on to things than it does to surrender it “ALL” to God! Sometimes I ask myself, why am I trying to do God’s job when I know that I can’t?? The other thing I have to remind myself is that I am not the boss of me! I surrender that card when I said “YES” to JESUS and made Him Lord of my life!
In Matthew 16:24-25, Jesus Christ gives us very clear instructions on how to surrender to his loving authority: Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”
In the above passage of text there are four challenging but necessary steps to take if we want to lead a fully surrendered life following Christ our Lord:
- Be open to surrender
- Deny yourself (This is hard one)
- Take up his cross
- Follow him
I get it…it’s easier said than done but it’s doable!! Proverbs 3:5-6 reminds and encourages to daily, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”
Brothers and Sisters, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:6-7). With that said stand with me in this prayer, turn it “ALL” over to Jesus or lay it at His feet and have a bless and safe weekend!