Saturday, February 27, 2010

Surrender

In the book "When God and Grief Meet", Lynn Ieb says that there is a difference in being resigned and being surrendered to Christian's death.



Being resigned means I don't have a choice.

Being surrendered is choosing to yield myself to whatever God's plan may be.

I surrender ALL!

All to thee my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

"It is tomorrow that fills men with dread. God is there already. All the tomorrows of our life have to pass by Him before they can get to us."
-F.B. Meyer

You don't have to be resigned to your circumstances. You can choose to surrender your situation, fears, dreams, yesterdays and tomorrows to God!

Will you choose to surrender ALL?

15 comments:

Duct Tape Chronicles said...

So, so true Marsha!

Paulina said...

You don't know how much I admire your faith and strengh.

I receantly read a quote that I loved because it's so true:
"Surrender is victory when we yield to God."

(I wish I could express myself better, but English is not my mother language)

Christine said...

I love you Marshy! So very much!!!

Angie said...

I love that hymn. So simple, yet so powerful!
I have to admit that I do have a hard time surrendering everything to God. Sometimes it's amazing the stupid, little things that I hold onto that should and could be handed over to God. And then there's the BIG things....that are much harder. It is a conscious decision that I need to make every day, to be completely surrendered to Him and let him handle all my problems, hurts and worries. But it is SO reassuring to know that HE WILL.

Robyn said...

So true. It's amazing the difference in ourselves when we turn "it" over to God. He then allows us to feel at peace knowing He has "it." Whatever "it" may be.

rural momma said...

Surrending is so dang hard. It's so easy to sing the song, "I Surrender All", when life is going good. However, once things hit the skids, it's not always so easy. My heart longs to surrender all, but many times my flesh holds the heart back. Thankfully we server a gracious and merciful God who not only knows our iky flesh, but also our heart. :o)

Heather said...

You are so right. Surrendering is hard to do. I've been going through a certain situation/"trial" in my life for several months. I guess I was resigned to it, but that wasn't the best attitude to have. I need to be surrendered to the Lord about this situation- wholeheartedly. Thank you for the reminder. I love reading your blog!
Marsha, I sent you a personal e-mail this morning when I found your blog. I have a question for you. You, not sure if it is by chance or somehow you found it if I "left" it somewhere, but you commented on my blog-- Out of the Mouth of Babes. I was just curious on how that happened. But, I'm glad you found me and read it, and commented on it. :-)

Alison said...

Oh, Marsha, you are in incredible woman, with an incredible faith in an incredible Savior!

EEEEMommy said...

More and more, I'm beginning to believe that absolute surrender is The Key to the Christian life!

Jac said...

I needed this today.

Funny thing is, I saw it the other morning but my kids were runnning around and it was busy and noisy in here. I always wait until I have some quiet time to read and really enjoy your posts, so I just read it now. :) Love that quote. Thanks.

grace said...

YES! thank you for this post!

Kimmie said...

Beautiful photography and deep heart felt words.

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted
*expecting again...from Ethiopia

Amy in Peru said...

oh. surrender sometimes hurts. but oh how clearly it is best.

it is good to always remember.

amy in peru

SuperAngel said...

surrendering is something i've been contemplating in my own life lately. this really struck me.
thank you for sharing this!

love you Marshy! {hug}

Karin Katherine said...

Dear Marsha,
In Israel I surrendered. I gave my testimony. I bared my soul. I said the things you know have been so painful to say out loud, to own.

I surrendered shame.
I surrendered my countless, "Why me?" sentiments. I surrendered my soul once again in the Jordan River.

It feels so good.

Our God is so good.