Daily Devotional – 9/21/15 “I’ve surrendered!”

Since accepting my calling into ministry; I’ve preached God’s word a time or two however yesterday was unexplainable. When I say the move of the Holy Spirit went forth, MY GOD. The subject was, “Yours don’t fit,” from 1 Samuel 17: 38-39 yet it wasn’t even about the topic, the setting or even the people in attendance but it was simply the fact that I’ve surrendered all to God. Yea, I know somebody is probably asking, “Isn’t that what you do when you accept your calling anyway?” Well, I can counter and ask, “Isn’t that what we are all supposed to do when we accept God?” Yet, we never really fully surrender all to Him. But I’ve made up in my mind to do just that to surrender all to Him! See, I’m tired of trying to fight folk so I’ve surrendered to God and He’ll handle them. I’m tired of trying to convince folk of who I am so I’ve surrendered to God and now I know more of whose I am, He’ll handle the rest. I’m tired of trying to increase areas of my life so I’ve surrendered to God, He’ll take it from here.

And baby, when I tell you the difference it has made in just a short amount of time. You don’t have to take me at my word, try God for yourself. When you are tired of trying to fix it yourself, when you are tired of crying, when you are tired of carrying around that heavy heart, dragging that load of worry and when you are tired of just being tired; surrender it all to God and see if He won’t do it for you. James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.” I am a living witness that God can and God will! All you have to do is get to a point of extreme exhausted and you’ll surrender. Get to a place of I can’t do it by myself any longer and you’ll surrender. Get to a situation of I’ve tried too many times and still failed and you’ll surrender. It’ll be then that you’ll find God waiting with His arms outstretched and you’ll understand what I mean when I say, surrendering to God was the second best choice to make. The first best choice is choosing God! I’ve surrendered, will you?

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Daily Devotional – 4/17/13 “God I surrender it all!”

This song has been in my head since yesterday and even when I got ready to write this devotional, it wasn’t the topic that I wanted to write on. Then I had to realize that this isn’t about me because I am simply a sinner who is forgiven which makes me worthy enough to even have a thought to write about. See, surrender means an act of relinquishing control or possession to somebody or something, which simply means, for the sake of this devotional; giving control or possession of your worries to God. So, I looked up the lyrics to this song and the first verse says, “All to Jesus I surrender; all to Him I freely give; I will ever love and trust Him, In His presence daily live.” I now understand that there are things that we all need to surrender in order for us to live, breath, praise, magnify, forgive, help, pray and even grow.


    This pain in my body, God I surrender it all.
    This hurt in my heart, God I surrender it all.
    These bills with no money, God I surrender it all.
    The judgment from folk who are no better, God I surrender it all.
    The lies being told on me, God I surrender it all.
    The unemployment status I’ve been in, God I surrender it all.
    The dead end job or the promotion I’m praying for, God I surrender it all.
    The drug or alcohol addiction, God I surrender it all.
    The power I feel from abusing or misusing folk, God I surrender it all.
    The way I degrade my body, God I surrender it all.
    The cancer, lupus, MS, heart disease, arthritis, kidney failure/disease; God I surrender it all.
    The sinus problems, asthma, bronchitis, migraines; God I surrender it all.
    The doors that are being shut in my face, God I surrender it all.
    The suicidal thoughts, God I surrender it all.
    The marriage that isn’t really a marriage, God I surrender it all.
    The pressure to fit in, God I surrender it all.
    The cursing, stealing, cheating and the lying, God I surrender it all.

What will you surrender on today? What will you truly surrender? The final verse of this song sums it all up, “All to Jesus I surrender; now I feel the sacred flame. Oh, the joy of full salvation! Glory, glory; to His Name!”

“So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. James 4:7-8”