Surrender

sur·ren·der [suh-ren-der] –verb; to give oneself up, as into the power of another; submit or yield. Resignation.

All of us are surrendered to something.  What we surrender ourselves to ultimately becomes our god, what we worship, turn to, or rely upon.  Living surrendered is knowing that God IS and we are not.  It’s deciding to lay down our will and our plans daily, sometimes frequently throughout the day, for God’s will to be done and for His plans to manifest in our lives.  You’ve heard the phrases, “Let go, Let God” – “You must die to live,” these statements are powerful and empowering.  When we choose to let go, we daily humble ourselves, renounce our selfish ambition, and seek God’s guidance.  We give up control in all areas of our lives.  Loosening our grip, willing to surrender what we are for what we could become.

Reflect:
What are you surrendered to? Is it something firm, solid and long-lasting, or something that can slip away, burn to ashes, or be swallowed?

What do you need to loosen the grip on in your life?  What are you trying to control that you need to surrender?

What action can you take daily to live surrendered?  What accountability can you invite in your life to make this happen?

Verses:
Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

Quote:
“Once we surrender our mind to GOD completely, HE will take care of us in every way.” - Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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  1. Kari Day says:

    Love this. To surrender all to him is not weakness but power. It is so counter intuitive isn’t it? I love the way you put this together. I love the questions you ask, they get me thinking. Great reminder today to make sure my surrender is to the one I call God and not the one I call self. :-)

    • Teri says:

      Thank YOU Kari – I AGREE SO powerful to surrender, but SO difficult to remain surrendered. I surrender, I pick up, I surrender, I pick up…it can be a vicious cycle in certain areas of my life. I truly believe it’s BEST to live surrendered. My head knows!! Each day I do my best… =)

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