To fully surrender….

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If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it. Matthew 10:39 NIV

I know people like myself, struggle to surrender their whole lives to God. I also know they’re many people who surrender yet still hold on to some areas they’re not quite ready to give up just yet. For me this area had to be turning up in the club, drinking, dressing half naked, and enticing men with my body. The Holy Spirit would constantly convict me of these things but I wasn’t sensitive enough to the Holy Spirits touch to care enough to change. You see if I was calling myself a christian yet turning up in clubs how on earth was I being set apart to be used by God, if my lifestyle was identical to the world? How could I be an example to those around me if I was taking shots to the head altering my state of mind giving the enemy a door to slide his scheming lying self into my mind? How could I be a living sacrifice wanting to be used by God when I wanted to wear tight dresses, short skirts, and shirts to expose my breast? How could I lead anyone to salvation when my whole lifestyle was being a stumble block to those around me? Sis, explain to me how that is a surrendered life? However, at the time you couldn’t tell me that it wasn’t. I figured as long as I went to church on Sundays and occasionally Wednesday night bible study, pray before bed (if I remembered)  I was surrendering enough of my life and time to God. As I dug deeper I realized how wrong I was.

To truly surrender our lives to God means to choose to follow his will for our life verses our own selfish desires. To many times we get caught up in wanting our dream job, nice cars, a husband with a big fancy wedding, and whatever else is on our list. All of those things are nice but what out of your own desires can surpass the will God has for your life? Can you imagine Jesus saying “Father, I know you want me to lay down my life for their sins buuuutttttt I have my own dreams for my life I want to pursue first, then I’ll come back to you ” CAN YOU IMAGINE?!? But Jesus said this to God “Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Luke 22:42 How many of us can truly say ” Father I want this, this, and that for my life Yet I want your will to be done, not mine”. and ACTUALLY MEAN IT? If this is something you struggle with I just want to tell you this. Imagine how many people are waiting on YOU to fully surrender to Gods will! Imagine how many people are waiting on YOU to be obedient to Gods plan for your life! You never know who is tied to your obedience.

If you’re truly ready to surrender, do it wholeheartedly with no hesitation. Don’t have one foot in and one foot still in the world. In other words don’t say with your mouth that you are a follower of Christ but when no one is looking your lifestyle testifies against that.  You can either be hot or cold you do not want to be luke warm. God warns us that He will spit us out of his mouth. “But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!” Revelation 3:16 NIV  I also will tell you this… if you have family, friends, relationships, the love of money, or anything else blocking you from surrendering to God I suggest you get to the root of why you desire those things more than Gods perfect plan and will for your life.

I love you all sooooo much and my prayer is that we all continue to grow together and strive to live a surrendered  life pleasing to our Father in Heaven.

Commit your way to the Lord, serve Him ONLY, and trust that what He has in store is far greater than what you can do on your own!!

 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Matthew 6:24 NIV

Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!” Act 5:29 NIv

If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it. Matthew 10:39 NIV

“In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.” Luke 14:33 NIV

****ANNOUNCEMENT****

I started my own youtube channel! YAAAYYYYYY!! So exciting, and I would love for you to go subscribe. You can find my Facebook and youtube channel under Miracle Henry. love you all and see you next time. KEEP YOUR FAITH STRONG, THE LIGHT OF YOUR LIVES SHINING BRIGHT, AND KEEP INSPIRING SOULS WHEREVER YOU GO!

Love, Miracle!

 

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