Surrender to God in your thoughts, plans, emotions, and relationships and discover the richness of His ways for your life.
“So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”(1 John 4:16)
Surrender to God Begins with Him, Not You
How have you come to know the love that God has for you? Walking with the Lord, it can become easy to sing about His love but forget what it means for us personally. God loves you entirely, without restraint, wholeheartedly. The revelation of this love is where we find surrender. The word surrender means to “abandon oneself entirely”. If this sounds scary, you aren’t alone! It is our nature to self-protect. But we were always made to give ourselves entirely to the Lord. If we believe the lie that surrender begins with ourselves, we will cling tightly to what we are afraid to lose. But knowing surrender begins with the Father’s love, we can fully abandon ourselves to God without fear of our future or what’s to come.
Because surrender begins with God, we can trust the process. Here are 3 ways you can surrender to the Lord this week:
1. Receive God’s Love Afresh
Come to know His unconditional grace and forgiveness, again and again. There is no limit to what you can receive from the Lord. Ask Him for more of Himself today.
2. Rely on His Presence
You never have to leave God’s presence, because He is always with you! Rely on Holy Spirit to help your surrender to God this week by staying in conversation together.
3. Re-Assess What You’ve Been Called to
What sort of things has He been whispering to your heart? As you grow in assurance of what God is speaking to you in this time, surrendering to Him becomes easier and easier–it’s what you were made for! Feel your spirit come alive as you stay in alignment with Jesus.