A Weekend Of Surrender

It's difficult to surrender when you have your heart set.

The weather in Iowa in February makes planning things a little challenging at times. Wednesday's snowfall canceled church services, for example, despite how much we wanted to attend.

I then had a choice: be upset and cranky because I couldn't do what I wanted or enjoy being snowed in with my husband and experience the beauty of an Iowa winter's evening.

I chose the latter.

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? Romans 6:16

Paul wrote this letter to the church at Rome, reminding them that they weren't allowed to sin simply because they were no longer under the law but under grace. Instead, he said, they had the choice to surrender themselves completely to the Lord and be obedient in all things or turn back to their fleshly acts. They had a choice to make.

Make this a weekend of surrender. When you feel the pricks of pride and flesh and self in your heart, turn them over to God and surrender all that you are to His will. Only when we yield to the Lord do we find the peace of abiding in His perfect will.

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