Week 1 | Monday – Surrender
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
ROMANS 12:1 (NIV)
Everything with God begins with surrender. Simply put, if you want to live God’s way, then you have to embrace a life of surrender. All throughout the Bible you can find a common theme: The people who lived lives of great purpose and meaning were the ones who chose the life of surrender. They never outgrew that lifestyle.
“Surrender” isn’t a very exciting word. It feels more like a symbol for defeat. Raising the white flag. Giving up. And most of the time we only surrender when we’re forced to. But the interesting thing about God is that He never forces us to surrender. He simply asks. Our response is to yield our lives, willingly, to Him.
Think back on your life for a moment. Have you truly surrendered yourself to Jesus? Not just parts of your life, or certain aspects of it. But all of you, surrendered to God. Have you given Him full control? Make no mistake, the journey you’re about to go on is a journey of surrender. You can begin that journey right now by saying this simple prayer in your heart:
God, whatever You want, I’ll do it. Whatever You say, I’ll listen. I completely surrender myself to You today and ask You to reveal Yourself to me. Amen.
WHAT IS GOD SAYING TO ME?
HOW CAN I APPLY IT?
TALK TO GOD ABOUT IT.