Jacob wrestled with God and guess who won?
“All to Jesus I surrender. All to Him I freely give. I will ever love and trust Him. In His presence daily live. I surrender all. I surrender all. All to Thee my blessed Savior. I surrender all.”
This song came flooding into my mind as I came into consciousness. There are some thoughts that continue to ruminate through my mind, regarding a decision made by someone else. In order to not be consumed by it; I must continually surrender it to Jesus.
Will I allow the zeal for this decision to consume me or the zeal for my Lord to consume me? I wave the white flag. I surrender all to Jesus.
Surrender involves a transfer of allegiance and a transformation of perspective. Every human being has an inborn determination to run his own life. Our flesh struggles to be mastered by Jesus Christ.
You may be thinking, “I did that long ago.” I gave my life to Christ many years ago. Yes you did; however, that is not the end of the story. That was only the starting point. We are to daily surrender our lives to Christ, turn over management to Him.
Ask yourself this question. Are there any issues on which I reserve the right to control my own life? Examples: your kids, your job, your money, your body, your time., what you watch and listen to. The list could be endless. Ask God to reveal to you the things that remain un-surrendered.
Are there things you are tolerating or excusing; such as your temper or un-forgiveness? God wants you to release those unchecked sins of the heart. We must be able to acknowledge the truth about us; that is, to agree with God about our sins, blatant and hidden.
As children of the Most High God; full surrender should become our way of life. Relinquish control to this God who loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.
Prayer in Motion:
I surrender all to You Lord Jesus. My life and times are in Your hands both now and always. “Take my life and let it be, consecrated Lord to Thee. Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.” I trust You Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen