Oh man! I don’t know where to begin with this post. I’m filled with so much emotion and excitement at the same that it’s literally just trying to explode out of me. This last Sunday, yesterday, the presence of God was so tangible in our church service; it pretty much always is, but for me, I was able to experience being submerged in His presence to the point where it was just Him and I, no one else around. I kept telling Him that I surrendered my heart and my mind to Him, which to be quite honest, I’ve struggled a lot with in the past.
Surrendering my heart and my mind? That’s hard! I’m human. How can I give Him total control of what’s in my mind and what’s in my heart? It’s crazy to me. But that’s what my heart kept shouting out to Him. Right after that, I could see the words that He was telling me, as clear as day in my mind (I had to grab my phone and type out the words so that I would never forget). He told me this.
I cannot take you to the secret place you want to be in unless you surrender your mind, your heart, and your spirit to ME. I need total and complete surrenderance.
Why did He specify that I needed to surrender everything to HIM?
Because sometimes, in life, we get so caught up in the moment, so caught up in our trouble and sorrows, that we end up surrendering to other people instead of to God. How does that happen? It happens when you allow your mind to continue thinking and trying to process things that you will never be able to really process and understand.
I wanted to share this with you today and tell you that if you want to go into that Secret Place, where it’s you and God, you need to surrender to Him. Don’t question it anymore. Just surrender. Stop overthinking your situation, surrender your thoughts to God and see how He will give you total peace of mind. Stop going back to what hurt you and reliving it over and over again. Surrender that hurt to God and watch Him heal your pain and give you a heart of steal, that never stops beating, no matter what it goes through. Surrender your spirit and allow Him to enter and be the source of everything that flows through your veins.
God wants to do something big in each and every one of us. But He cannot work in us, until we put up the white flag and give up trying for ourselves. It is only through Him that we have the victory in this lifetime.
I want to encourage you with these Bible verses. As you read, write down the one that speaks out to you the most and recite it every day this week with authority and know that God is with you and He is for you. He will NEVER leave you.
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” – James 4:10
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God…” – Psalm 46:10
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship.” – Romans 12:1
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