We are doing a wonderful study in our Wed. morning ladies group by Henry Blackaby called Experiencing the Cross. It starts with discussions of denying ourselves, taking up our crosses daily, and following Jesus. Denial of self goes hand in hand with what you posted. Thank you so much!!
Co-leader of Can't Do This On My Own Co-leader of I Can Do All Things Through Christ
~.~There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey~
I surrender to God on a daily basis. I ask Him for His will and not mine be done. I have tried too many times to do things on my own or to do it my way, but guess what? It has lead to much frustration, hurt or disappointment. So now!!!! I allow God to direct me as I listen patiently for His word, His message or His answer. I am well cared for. How I love Our Heavenly Father.
To thine ownself be true. All things are possible thru God.
Surrendering to God and knowing he has everything in control is the sweetest place to be.. When times get hard I have to remind myself that God knows everything and he knew whatever I am going through before it happens. No matter what he is right there for me always.
I have and I will Because I have found that Surrendering to God is not a one time thing. It is a continual decision that has to be made sometimes moment by moment. Each morning I need to commit my will to God. I haven't always been faithful to do this. I wish I could say I had. Now that you have reminded me I will work at doing that again. Thanks Shelly
SOMETIMES God changes the situation, but OFTEN He changes me in the situation
In the beginning of this year God created a wonderful miracle for me. I had something called cornea guatta. My cornea specialist thought I was going to need a cornea transplant. This team prayed for me, other people on this web site did as well. Along with my family and church and friends. (I wrote about it on my page) God not only healed my eye again, he gave me a much better life.
I decided to surrender to God back in Jan of this year. Although money has been tighter than ever, my husband works in the steal industry, and DID not lose his job! Although we had to majorly change our lifestyle in every detail, we were happier than ever, being our poorest we both have ever been. Even though I was gaining weight all year, in June and July I lost 22 pounds, and have lost a total 27 now! My year has been tough, but God has given it a silver lining. I have become a better wife, friend, sister, daughter, I have become a peron. (we don't have kids, if we did I feel I would have become a better mom as well) Not through my own efforts though, through Gods. I encourage you to share my story with people you know, I encourage you to surrender to God. It wiil shange your life, you will NEVER regret it.
How to surrender to God author unknown
When you are neglected or forgotten you don't sting or hurt with over sight, but your heart is happy being counted worthy to suffer- you are surrendering to God
When your good is not spoken of,and when your wishes are crossed, when your advice disregarded, your opinion ridiculed, and you refuse to let anger raise in your heart or even defend yourself, but take it all in patient loving silence- that is surrendering to God.
When you lovingly and patiently bare any disorder, any annoyance, any irregularly, when you stand face to face with waste,folly, and extravagance, spiritual insensibility & endure it as Jesus did - you are surrendering to God.
When you are content with any food, any offering, any raiment, any climate, any solitude,any society, any interruption by the will of God - you re surrendering to God.
When you can see your bother prosper and has his needs met, and honestly rejoice with him in spirit, & feel no envy, nor question God while your own needs are far greater, and you are in desperate circumstances - you are surrendering to God.
When you can receive correction and reproof from one of less stature from yourself, & you humbly submit, inwardly as outwardly, finding no rebellion or resentment rising up in your heart - you are surrendering to God.
This is how God wants us to live. The bible represents God and Jesus living the same way. Doing this isn't easy, but you will please God, and he WILL help you. Ten other people on this team are surrendering their mind, body, and soul to God, please reply with, I will too! Those of you who are and those who choose not surrendering, I encourage both of you to write this down. Your life will improve before your eyes, trust me I am living prof! God created two miracles for me, look at my page!! Shelly ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH GOD WHO STRENGTHENS US!!!!
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