Total and Complete Surrender
As we are in a season of “Open Doors” “Order” and “Perfection”, God says surrender all. That which you think you have surrendered, you have not. The very thing that you hold on to is the very thing that I want you to let go of so that this next work in your life is total, complete and lacking nothing. God is unable to freely move and reign in the life of believers when we have false gods that we will not let go of. Anything that you worship is what God asks you to surrender. Whether it be a relationship, a job, a child, whether it be doubt in your abilities, whether it be an old habit or sin that keeps knocking at your door, God says surrender. Surrender all and allow me to do my perfect work in you, total, complete and lacking nothing. The next new, the next level, the next dimension requires “total surrender.” God will provide….
Gen 22:2-14 He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.” And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. …
Webster defines surrender as: To give up, to abandon or relinquish control over.
As human beings it not within our own nature to naturally surrender. Surrendering takes trust in the very thing that you are surrendering to.
Abraham’s trust in God was so sound that he simply followed the Lord’s direction and in the end said “The Lord will provide”. Surrendering takes complete submission to that which is greater than us.
Diligent In The Way,