6 Ways to Surrender to God
Today I am in Proverbs. I saw the sticker “surrender” on the creative retreat sticker sheet and knew I wanted to meditate on this.
My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways. Proverbs 23:6
For me there are some things that are easy to surrender to the Lord and then there are some things that are harder. There are also many things that I have to surrender to the Lord daily.
I don’t believe surrender is something we do just once, but that it is something we do daily as we come back to the Lord consistently and meditate on His word.
Today I want to talk about 6 ways we can surrender to the Lord.
Give it to the Lord
Before we talk about how we can give and surrender to God, we must address what it means to give. You see, we must not give with the wrong motives and we must constantly be checking our hearts for any offensive ways in us especially when it comes to giving to God.
The English definition of the word give is to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation, to hand to someone, to place in someone’s care.
We must not give or surrender to God because we want something from Him. No, we must surrender and submit to Him because we know that His ways are better than ours. Because we love Him and He loves us. Because we know that He is faithful even if He doesn’t answers our prayers right away or the way we want Him to. He is a God that does everything for the good of those who love Him.
When we surrender something to God, we are handing it to Him and placing it in His care. We are declaring our trust for Him as we hand over our lives as hard as it can be.