Word For You

Surrender to God (5)

18 March 2019
‘Not what I will, but what you will.’

Surrender involves sacrifice. If we’re not sacrificing our lives, then we’re not fully surrendering to God. Jesus often identified the particular area where surrender was needed in a person’s life. To the woman caught in adultery He said, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more’ (John 8:11 NKJV). Jesus didn’t condemn her; instead He forgave her and encouraged her to surrender her old life, which was controlled by her desires. He doesn’t condemn us either, He encourages us to hand everything over to Him. Surrender can often involve money, because money is all about trust and control. To a rich businessman who wanted to follow Him, Jesus said, ‘Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven’ (Mark 10:21 NIV). But the man was unwilling to do it. How willing are we to surrender everything we have to Him? Often surrender will involve telling someone else about a grudge, attitude, habit, or sin we might have. When we’re with a trusted friend, God may prompt us to talk about something that we have struggled with, or even failed. That can make us feel uncomfortable. Will we surrender, when surrender means doing something uncomfortable? If it were comfortable, it wouldn’t be surrender. The greatest example of surrender was Jesus in Gethsemane, praying, ‘Not my will, but yours be done’ (Luke 22:42 NIV). It was the hardest prayer He ever prayed, and the one that launched Him into His destiny. The prayer that brings God’s power is often the prayer of surrender.

 

What Now?

Ask God which area of your life you need to surrender to Him. Then pray that His will would be done in that area.

Sign up to get your copy delivered

The UCB Word For You

Read More

18th Jun 2019
17th Jun 2019
15th Jun 2019
14th Jun 2019
13th Jun 2019
12th Jun 2019
11th Jun 2019
10th Jun 2019
09th Jun 2019
08th Jun 2019
07th Jun 2019
06th Jun 2019
05th Jun 2019
04th Jun 2019
03rd Jun 2019
02nd Jun 2019
01st Jun 2019
31st May 2019
30th May 2019
29th May 2019
28th May 2019
27th May 2019
26th May 2019
25th May 2019

 

 

Articles

Meet: Rend Collective
There is Hope
Meet: Elevation Worship

 

Social Media