"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
T - Truth
R - Righteousness
U - Understanding
S - Surrender
T - Timing
Today we focus on SURRENDER.
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!
Let's continue to surrender to God, because we can trust Him to direct our path. He is a good God and He loves us very much!
Here are a few scriptures that focus on the concept of SURRENDER:
Surrender your heart to God, turn to him in prayer, and give up your sins—
even those you do in secret. Then you won’t be ashamed; you will be confident and fearless. (Job 11:13-15)
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. (Romans 12:1)
"I have been crucified with Christ; and 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 up for me. (Galatians 2:20)
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. (Matthew 16:24-25)
But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand. (Isaiah 64:8)
"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. (Mark 8:35)