Saturday, April 21, 2012
Surrendering All to God
Surrendering all to God is not a simple and easy thing to do. It is difficult, because surrendering means giving up. In our culture we are not taught to give up easily. We are mostly taught to hold on to things and press on to get, what we want. But, this is not how it works with God.
The truth is that He is the one, who is control. When you surrender to God – your life, your family, or other circumstances, – you have to give up the control over them to Him. It is like you are no longer steering your own car. You give the wheel to someone else. You are not in charge any more.
This does not mean you have to give up on your life and surrender to all the negative things or circumstances in it. God is the only one we should give up or surrender to. And, we have a good reason to do so: He loves us! He is the one, we can trust. And, He is in control of the entire Universe around us. The only thing He is NOT in control of is what’s inside you, of your soul. He cannot and will not surrender your soul to Himself without your permission. He has given you the free will and will not break it.
Just imagine the One, Who is in control of the hurricanes, mountains, of heaven and earth, but not of your soul. It is only up to you to surrender it to Him and let Him do the good work in you and perfect you.
Prayer suggestion: Humble yourself to the Lord and let Him take over your soul and spirit in your prayer. He will not hurt you. Ask Him to build up your trust to Him.
“For nothing will be impossible with God” -Luke 1:37
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” -Philippians 4:13
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” -Proverbs 16:3