Hello friends, how are you doing? Fall has certainly made an entrance in my neck of the woods. Let’s refer to fall as ‘he’. I know fall is usually the prettiest of the seasons, but just remember, most of the male species are quite beautiful, especially the male birds. See my line of reasoning; we know winter is female, therefore fall has to be a male.
Anyway…hints of colors are appearing here and there among the trees. The squirrels are in a frenzy. The quarrels among them are becoming quite loud and obnoxious; I think theft may have been committed among them. The last of the cicadas can still be heard in the distance, a bit faint but still there. And I woke up to a chilly 48° this morning. Even the sun rises later and later each morning, although this officially is the last week of summer. In spite of the fact that I hate to see summer and its sunshine along with the heat leave, the cycle of life must adhere to its built-in commands. What do you think, is fall a ‘he’?
Surrender… such a scary word, right? Surrender invokes the idea of powerlessness. Surrender is usually done against the will; very few people willingly choose to surrender. History informs us, that most times when people surrender it is usually because they have the tried every other recourse and the outcome remains the same. During wartime, when one surrenders, shame due to the lack of success follows them; guilt because of the failure remains with them and sometimes even death awaits them. Surrender; to relent; to defer; to submit to someone’s authority.
Undeniably, I am a control freak. I think most women are, but I’ll be the first to admit that I struggle with submission. I struggle! But I’ve walked with the Lord awhile, better yet, the Lord has walked with me for awhile now. And fortunately, my surrender is what He desires. Fortunately, you say? Yes, yes, fortunately for me and for the benefit of those around me, He desires that I surrender to Him. Here’s why:
POWER is mine when I surrender to God. It’s like an inner strength,
FREEDOM is to be had when I surrender to the Lord of the Universe.
BEAUTIFUL am I when I surrender to the Creator.
LIFE can be lived abundantly when I surrender
Unexplainable JOY can be found when I surrender.
Although I know that these are mine, when I surrender, sometimes I fail. Sometimes I compare my surrender to a loving and Kind God to that of unkind and cruel man. Sometimes I don’t believe in His goodness and His love.
Sometimes I think my way is better and definitely easier. I must remember that my enemy needs me to compare and find my God lacking in some way, because then he controls my actions.
Surrender isn’t easy, surrender is intentional, surrender is voluntary. Today, I choose to surrender. Today I choose to believe in the kindness and goodness of the Creator God, therefore I choose to submit to His authority. Today, I choose to surrender to the God of the Universe. How about you?