On the seventh day of Christmas I offered up a prayer, to live my life in full surrender.
So why do I hold on so tightly?
How is it that I insist I know what’s best for me, when the bible clearly says that God has a plan for me and it is good.
And if indeed his plans for me are good, why do I wrestle daily?
I pick it up, then lay it down again and again and again.
My struggle to yield is not because I don’t want to, but perhaps it’s because I don’t trust that things will go my way.
There it is, my will vs.God’s plan.
Are there times in your life you are certain you know what’s best and in your prayers you try to convince God to see it your way?
The word surrender means to cease resistance and submit to authority.
It’s a pretty simple explanation but a tall order when we are in the wrong frame of mind.
God who created us and knows us best has an incredible plan for our lives.
He is authority over us.
He is the beginning and the end the first and the last, there is no higher authority, especially not our own mind and will.
The next time there is a decision to make, pause for a moment and remember what Jesus prayed before going to the cross.
“Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
That my friends is a prayer of sweet surrender.
If Jesus was willing to let go and trust his father to do what’s best, I pray we will follow Jesus’ example and make that prayer the cry of our heart.
Praying for you today,