I thought to write to you on “Surrender” today and I would like you to open your heart. If you haven’t felt Him (you know that connection you feel when the Holy Spirit is in you) in a while, or you feel lost, or empty and dry, whichever, I would like you to stay glued to your screen and read every line of this post. I trust the Holy Spirit to minister to you.
The life of a Christian is a life of surrender to God through His Spirit, such that even when we are not fine with His will or we think ours seem better, we are still able to say, “Lord, only Your will be done”.
Can I be frank with you, sis? There is nothing called partial surrender, He is either Lord of all, or Lord of none. When we begin to demarcate the boundaries to which God leads in our lives, we begin to drift Him far from us. The moment we say, You can way your way in my career but not in my relationship with Smith, we eventually end up not hearing Him again- even in our career.
If there is any part of your life with which you are finding it difficult to surrender, Sis, it means it is wrong. You need to check it and listen to what He wants to say to you.
Truth is, when we fail to heed an instruction from the Holy Spirit, it is only a matter of time before He stops speaking to us again. Come to think of it, if you keep talking to me all day and I ignore you, I am certain it is only a matter of time before you stop talking to me. Besides, God has given us something called, “CHOICE”. You choose to either hear Him and obey or hear and ignore.
He wants to be Lord over every aspect of your life- your relationship with the opposite and same sex, career, academics, family, money, etc.
Faith is not only trusting God to bless you with your heart desire but also trusting Him to lead the way while you follow, knowing He has only your best interest at heart.
Prayer: Dear Father, for everyone earnestly desiring to have Your Spirit back in them, I pray you inhabit them and quench the longing of their soul. I ask that You empower every sister to live a life of total surrender, withholding nothing, with absolute trust that You have only the best plans for us. Amen.