Surrender to God (5)
January 15, 2019
“Not what I will, but what you will.” Mk 14:36 NIV
Because surrender is so closely connected to our wills, often a price is attached. You can feel devoted to God, yet when it comes time to act you discover that your surrender is only skin-deep. Anticipating this, 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” (Jn 8:11 NKJV). That means you must surrender your sexual drives and desires to God. Many times surrender will involve money, because money is all about trust and control. To a rich businessman who wanted to follow Him, Jesus said, “Go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor” (Mk 10:21 TLB). But the man was unwilling to do it. Often surrender will involve an act of self-disclosure about a grudge, attitude, habit, or sin. When you’re with a trusted friend, God may prompt you to talk about a matter in which you have struggled or even failed. Don’t be surprised when your immediate response is “No way!” Other times you may be with someone and feel the need to confront them about something, and it makes you uncomfortable. So here’s the question: Will you surrender, when surrender means doing something uncomfortable? If it were comfortable, it wouldn’t be surrender! The supreme example of surrender is Christ in Gethsemane, praying, “Not my will, but yours be done” (Lk 22:42 NIV). It was the hardest prayer He ever prayed, and the one that launched Him into His destiny. Amazingly, the prayer that brings God’s power—is the prayer of surrender.
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account_circle C Wilson
"Not my will, but Thine be done." Simple yet so profound. Yes I will surrender! Often times I think about the price Jesus paid for me on the cross, I can't help but surrender, surrender all to Him. Here as we surrender ourselves to Him through fasting and prayer let's never forget the hardest prayer He ever uttered "Not My will, but Thine, be done." God bless you all as we continue on our 21 Day journey of 1000 TIMES MORE!!
account_circle Trudy Hicks
Godsgirls Thank you Lord for coming into my heart and molding me, and creating new wine skin. I love you Lord!
account_circle Freddy and Doris Height
This lesson is telling me that Anything worth having will cost me something I must be willing to pay the price to gain something worthwhile in the end.
account_circle Ayibi Paul
Total surrender and absolute dependence on God is the key to walking in the fullness of Christ.