Hello again. I came across a study of the word surrender. A word that most people try to avoid. Surrender…cease resistance to an enemy or opponent. Not something that we Americans, for the most part, consider doing willingly. You must find it especially hard because of your position; however, surrender is not always bad.
We surrender our hearts when we fall in love.
We surrender what our life used to be to what it will be when a new life is given to us to take care of. Babies will do that.
As Godly women we surrender to Christ. Surrendering to Him and doing life with Him changes the trajectory of our lives forever. When we surrender ourselves in faith, He will open doors that were closed. He will close doors that should have never been opened.
Our lives are actually filled with surrender to something. Surrender to a party agenda. Surrender to violence to right a wrong. Surrender morals as long as we get ahead. Surrender to little white lies that become a spider’s web. Surrender to those little things that no one sees but we know we should not indulge. Surrender to just being in a bad mood today. These will change the trajectory of our loves but often the road leads to a place we really wish we hadn’t gone. Maybe to the world the surrender brought success but it guarantees hollowness to life.
As Godly women of faith we can surrender in love to God. This type of surrender, the one that requires a faith in a God bigger than we are, comes with responsibility. We dare not use the power we have to make ourselves more than we should. “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement.” Romans 12:3. A woman, even one in power, is more beautiful when she is clothed humility and grace. These come directly from surrender to God. When we surrender in love and grace it does not make us less, it makes us more.
The God we profess faith in made this. He made the stars, the planets, the universes and all the unseen wonders out there. Then He made you and me.
What happens when we really surrender to God? Well, I believe that each of us was designed for a certain assignment from God. The way we find it is through surrender. Some don’t find it because they will not surrender. But if we surrender and our heavenly assignment meets up with this earthly vessel then heaven touches earth and, O my, what awesome things become possible.
Knowing this I still struggle with surrender, but what if…what if we actually surrendered? Would He share heaven’s power with us? Not for selfish use, but to help our next door neighbor, the boy down the street, the church that is being hunted down, the city that is burning, the town that is under fire, the state that has lost hope, the nation that is tearing itself apart, and a world that is reeling without hope? Could we make a change for the better? Could we be brave enough to fight the battle that would come by standing against the popular? Could we find it within ourselves to surrender in pure love to Him who made this and see our cities and towns and states and nation change?
Surrender is hard.
Change is hard.
Life is hard.
Friend to friend I suggest you do your own study of what surrender means as you are a confessed woman of faith, and what a difference it could make. “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
Nothing I have said is easily done, but as friendships that puts us on a level playing fields and you as a woman of faith, ask for wisdom, “let her ask of God, who give to all liberally and without reproach,” James 1:5 Jesus is faithful to those who call on Him and who believe He is.
P.S. This is letter # 4 but the number that I surrendered to is 7. The last one will be on September 28th.
Written in Godly love – Kathy
Edited by Spark34
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Scriptures from the New King James Version.