It's a constant thought lately.
The lyrics from "Good, Good Father" ring in my ears and stir something within me every time I sing them:
Oh, it's love so undeniable
I, I can hardly speak
Peace so unexplainable
I, I can hardly think
As you call me deeper still
Into love, love, love
The Lord waits for us to come to Him. He welcomes us with open arms no matter how we come to Him. In fact, we can't truly seek out and know our need for Him until we're broken. It's in our brokenness that we realize we have nothing and He has everything.
He takes us by the hand and leads us along. He's patient and waits for us, not rushing us, but definitely taking us at our word when we say, "I want to serve You, Lord..."
When we truly seek to know Him better and to do His Will, we learn that surface submission and minimal effort are really no submission and no effort at all.
The length of time between our surrender and our realization of what true surrender looks like is different for all of us. Some "get it" right away, others take years, and still others may never have that moment of true awareness.
Surrender means opening His Word and seeing what it really says-- not what we want it to say, what we've been taught that it says, or what others believe it says.
Surrender means being willing to change or re-think what we believe if it doesn't align with scripture.
Surrender means putting our pride away and being willing to look foolish in order to obey and glorify God.
Surrender means no longer being distracted by the cares of this world, but focusing on that which is eternal.
This space is reserved for Founder Mandy's perspectives and viewpoints of Scripture. Man is fallible, but God is not. It's strongly encouraged that you study the Scripture for yourself and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you in your understanding.
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