Are You Surrendered 100% To God?
How do we know the answer to that, it’s by taking a look inside of ourselves and seeing who we really are.
Surrender means letting go of what, how, when and who… In surrender, we let go of how we think things have to be and allow the Divine to be in charge of our lives.
Scriptures on Surrender
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.
“For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.”
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.”
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.”
“So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.”
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
“And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.
When you surrender your whole heart to God, you open your heart up to new beginnings.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
This Bible verse seems so simple, but in it lies the entire idea of surrender. If you want a change in your life, if you want forgiveness and peace and joy that you’ve never known before, God demands total surrender. He becomes the Lord and the ruler of your life.
You’re surrendering all the time. When I fly in an airplane and I sit down in the seat, I’m surrendering to that plane. Nothing I can do about it.
I have been put to sleep for surgery many times and I didn’t negotiate with the doctors. I put my full trust in those doctors that they were going to do the right things for me.
God said, “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV).
That’s what God says. He’s not here to condemn you. He’s here to bless you and love you and take you into His arms and say, “I forgive you. I’ll change your life. And when you die, you will go to Heaven.”
That’s what God is saying, if you will surrender totally and completely.
These 3 things will bring you to a place of Surrender, where you will be close to God and seek His will for your life.
1. Surrender Your Mind.
Surrendering your mind to God means not only what we think, but how we think.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24).
2. Surrender Your Body.
Your body is God’s temple, and He dwells in you if you really know Christ. Knowing God, our Lord Jesus will cause you to want to live a pure life, that pleases God and Honors Him and our Family.
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives among you? (1 Corinthians 3:16).
3. Surrender Your Will.
You must have a desire for more of God to surrender yourself to the will of the Father! The closer you get to God, the more you feel His love, peace and mercy upon your life. Which makes Surrendering to Him so easy to do.
Surrendering your will to Gods is the importance of doing the will of God.
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 New King James Version
Blessings to you and your family,