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Monday, June 20, 2016

Surrendering to God

In review of Proverbs 3:5-6 it says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths”

Bottom Line:
Trust in God and not yourself, seek his will and he will guide you.

What this means to me:
I am to trust in the Lord with all my heart, and to not depend on my own understanding, but rather to seek his will in all I do. If I do, he will show me which path to take.

Today’s verse is part of what I consider my life verse. If I follow it closely, it tells me how to keep on track. A big part of trusting in God means to surrender to him.

This surrender means leaving the future to God. Today’s verse in Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths” (ESV).

Today I should consider what area of my life have I not surrendered to God?

What I’m beginning to understand is that what we may not have surrendered, is what is causing underlying stress.  For instance some may not have surrendered their sex life. They know God says sex is only for marriage, but decide to do it their own way.” Causing stress. Others may not have surrendered their finances to God. They think, “I know God says that I should give the first 10 percent back to him, but I can’t afford to tithe.” That is likely causing stress.  Some may not have surrendered their relationships to God. They think “I know I should forgive that person who hurt me, but I’m not about to forgive them.” While others have some secret sin that they have not surrendered to God. Or they have a habit that they have not surrendered to God. Or even a hurt or a hang up that they have not surrendered to God.

And still there are many who have never surrendered their life to Jesus Christ or found a church family.

Surrender is the act of holding up the white flag and saying, “God, the war’s off. I’m not going to fight you any more. I want serenity, not stress.” Surrender is the ultimate expression of faith.

Today I will consider what area of my life have I not surrendered to God?

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