Friday, May 7, 2010
Surrender means to yield ownership, to relinquish control over what we consider ours: our property, our time, our "rights." When we surrender to God, we are simply acknowledging that what we "own" actually belongs to Him. He is the giver of all good things. We are responsible to care for what God has given us, as stewards of His property, but by surrendering to God, we admit that He is ultimately in control of everything, including our present circumstances. Surrendering to God helps us to let go of whatever has been holding us back from God's best for our lives. By surrendering to God, we let go of whatever has kept us from wanting God's ways first. (source)
All week, the word at the tip of my tongue and at the top of my mind has been surrender. For what ever reason this is really hard for me. It's a lesson in progress... day by day. Hoping today I am able to listen, and obey, and surrender...