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June 15, 2024

SURRENDER AND SUBMISSION



TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.

Romans 6:13 NLT

 

TODAY’S THOUGHT

The word submission is not a popular word in our culture. We are told to never give up, never surrender, keep on fighting. But in the kingdom of God things operate differently. In God’s kingdom victory only comes from surrender.

 

When we choose to surrender our lives to the lordship of Jesus and submit to the authority of God’s Word, we become a winner.

 

God is a lover and a liberator, and surrendering brings freedom, not bondage. When we completely surrender ourselves to Jesus, we discover that he is not a tyrant but a savior; not a boss, but a brother; not a dictator, but a friend.

 

Sometimes we want to try a partial surrender. We will submit part of our life to Jesus but reserve other parts for ourselves. Perhaps we surrender our sins and failures and ask Jesus to forgive us and free us from the control and consequences of our sins. 

 

But then we want to keep control of our finances. We don’t want to surrender control of our money.

 

Other times we may struggle to submit to Jesus our relationships. We know we have some messed up friends, but we don’t want to abandon the relationships even though they are toxic and drag us away from our commitment to Jesus.

 

Maybe the area we want to control is our work. We don’t want to invite Jesus into our daily work life. We think we are better at making choices in this area on our own. 

 

The only way to win in the kingdom of God is through surrender and submission. Is there any area of your life that you have not yet surrendered to God? Do you have an area that was once surrendered but needs a renewal of surrender?

 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Holy Spirit please show me any areas of my life that need to be submitted to You. Cleanse me of my selfishness and ego. 

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Victory through surrender.

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chermyworld
chermyworld
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Lord , I am well aware of the areas that need help with in my life . Please help me to do better Lord.

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