Good morning, Family:
How many of you have heard or sung the lyrics to this popular gospel hymn, “I surrender all. All to thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all.”
What does a surrendered life look like? What does a surrendered life feel like?
A life surrendered to the will and direction of God is a life of faith, hope, trust and love. A surrendered life is one that is initially started, for most believers, with spiritual baby steps.
Daily trust in God, and standing on His Holy Word, allows the faith and trust of a believer to grow stronger each day. Each day we surrender to God, the faith walk becomes more and more comfortable.
We, as believers, were never created to navigate this life alone. Jesus promised, the disciples, and us, that he would send the Comforter, to help navigate this dimension and bring to them remembrance all that He taught.
New International Version (NIV)
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all thingsand will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Go in peace, faith, and trust, as you are being led by the Spirit of God, our Promised Comforter. Serve God and love God with all of your heart, mind soul and strength.
Why not start your day with this prayer:
“Good morning, God. I love you and I give you all the glory, honor and praise. Thank you for living on the inside of me. Show me your ways, Lord. Lead me, as I go about my day. Order my steps, my mouth and my actions. May my life be a reflection of your love. I surrender my life to your divine purpose. Thank you for using me. May you be glorified through me. In the name of your Son and my Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen.”