"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (NKJV)
When hearing the word surrender, one can have a variety of internal responses. Surrender can be compulsory like in a battle, or voluntary like riding in an airplane. As believers, surrender is total abandon to our Creator. He is the One who made us, and we give Him full reign in our lives - mind, body, and will.
We surrender to God in our mind by taking our thoughts captive to line up with the Word of God. We choose to think on things that are pure and holy. Surrendering in the body is choosing to take care of the temples that God has made.
When we surrender through our will, we are giving God full control of our lives. Surrender can be a scary thing because it involves giving control to someone else. In our case, ADONAI, Lord and Master!
God always has and always will look for men and women who say to Him, 'I trust you so much, I'm all in. I want your way not mine. I am willing to live by faith!'
- Chip Ingram