Daily Devotions

Surrender to God (2)

January 12, 2019

“If any of you want to be my followers…you must…take up your cross.” Mt 16:24 CEV

Surrender is not the same thing as passivity. God’s will for your life involves exercising creativity, making choices, and taking initiative. Surrender does not mean being a doormat; it does not mean you accept circumstances fatalistically. Often it means you will have to fight to challenge the status quo. It doesn’t mean that you stop using your mind, stop asking questions, or stop thinking critically. Surrender is not a crutch for weak people who cannot handle life. Instead, surrender is the glad and voluntary acknowledgment that there is a God, and He is not you. His purposes are wiser and better than your desires. Jesus doesn’t come to rearrange the outside of your life the way you want; He comes to rearrange the inside of your life the way God wants. In surrender, you let go of your life. You recognize that you are no longer the center of the universe, and you put God there. You yield to Him. You offer obedience. You do what He says. Jesus was very clear on this point: “Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies [to self] it produces many seeds” (Jn 12:24 NIV). How do you live a productive and fruitful life? By dying to yourself daily. D. L. Moody said, “The world has yet to see what God can do with one person who is totally surrendered to Him.” Today, kneel and pray, “Lord, take me, shake me, break me, and make me what You want me to be.” That’s a prayer He will answer.

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account_circle Trudy Hicks

Godsgirls Lord I want your will to be done, more of you Lord and less of me. I can’t do this without you!

account_circle Louie R. Baui-Oca

Yes, Lord, You are the Potter and I am the clay. Do unto me as You would please and use me for Your glory and praise.

account_circle Nkwateleng Mohau

Hallelujah!

account_circle Teresa Mabry

Thank you!!!

account_circle Letta Taupa’u

Amen

account_circle Jylina Edwards

Thank you, Jesus, for that word thank you for this fast. Thank you for shaking me break me and make me what you want me to be.

account_circle Freddy & Doris Height

Amen, Thank God for your teaching today. Lord take me, shake me, break me and make me what you want me to be.

account_circle Jylina Edwards

Father thank you for that word every day Yes

account_circle Vanessa Anrhony

Thank you for this word this morning. I’m starting my fast over today because I have not been committed to it and haven’t been seeking God as He wants me too. I pray Lord that You will strengthen me as I surrender to Your will and Your way. I pray that I will become all that You created me to be.

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