A great part of worshipping our God is surrender and it comes with a cost. We like to think that we are in control and make life’s choices That gives us a sort of false sense of security. Jesus said in John 15:16a " You did not choose Me, but I chose you." He chose us. He brought us to a place in our lives where we surrendered to Him our hearts and our lives. 1 Cor. 6:19-20 says: "You are not your own, you were bought with a price." Christ on the cross paid a very high price for us. It cost Him everything. He said in Matthew 11:28-29; "Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." He is not a taskmaster who asks us to do impossible things. He knows we can’t. He just wants us to stop struggling and worrying about the cares of this world such as what we will eat, what we will wear, who we will marry, where we’ll live, etc., and just leave them to Him. He will take care of all these things. All He wants is our surrender. He is in control of all things and never once has He lost control. Lord I surrender. This day is Yours. Do what You will.
April 20, 2005