Surrender and submission – in today’s world, those are words that usually have a negative connotation. And yet, what those words mean is to voluntarily put yourself under the command or mission of another. If the one you’ve submitted to is good, then nothing but good will result from your surrender. God is good all the time, and He wants you surrendered to His will so that He can bless you!
Let God have your life; He can do more with it than you can.
Taking up my “cross” means a life voluntarily surrendered to God.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
When your will is God’s will, you will have your will.
The man or woman who is wholly or joyously surrendered to Christ can’t make a wrong choice – any choice will be the right one.
God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.
God always has and always will look for men and women who say to Him, ‘I trust you so much, I’m all in. I want your way not mine. I am willing to live by faith!’
And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.
Conversion is a complete surrender to Jesus. It’s a willingness to do what he wants you to do.
You become stronger only when you become weaker. When you surrender your will to God, you discover the resources to do what God requires.
For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil.
The Christian idea is this: that God is the absolute owner of all things.
Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ.
Let us pray, and as we pray, let us make room for Jesus in our hearts.
It is wonderful what miracles God works in wills that are utterly surrendered to Him.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.