Surrender

16 Feb

Surrender.

Some might say that surrender means to admit defeat. To give up.

Really that’s only part of what it means.

Yes, when we surrender our lives and our will to God, it means admitting that we alone can do nothing and we give up trying to do it out of our own power.

But the second part of that is the belief that God is all powerful and that by His strength we can do all things for His glory.

Surrender is about our weakness and His strength.

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
2 Corinthians 12:9

An exchange that will forever change our lives.

Gladly, I will wave the white flag of surrender.
Knowing that by doing so I am claiming His victory.

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13



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15 Responses to “Surrender”

  1. Glenys February 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    Love those thoughts about surrendering Wendy!

  2. Jen Ferguson October 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    So much hope here. You are so right — surrendering to God is not about defeat, but about laying ourselves down for Him.

  3. F.... October 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Giving it all to Him for His glory… Beautiful post Wendy! Thanks for linking up with Into the Word today. Always love your posts.Falenwww.upwardnotinward.com

  4. Beckey October 10, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Ha! We were both brought to focus on 2 Corinthians 12:9 today. From slightly different perspectives. This was VERY helpful to me in processing my thoughts on weakness. Thamk you!

  5. Kathleen October 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    AMEN ! Preach it 🙂 That's revival preachin'!

  6. hopejoypeace.com October 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    Love your thoughts on surrender. I've been writing about that too! Thank you! Thank you! I'm visiting from "Scribing the Journey." 🙂

  7. Lori October 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    Those are beautiful thoughts. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Laura Boggess October 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    Yes. yes! I get this, Wendy. I've learned over the years how good surrender feels–such rest in Him. Lovely.

  9. Wendy October 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Thanks Jen! You are so right…laying it all down for Him. Blessings!

  10. Wendy October 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Thanks you so much Falen! It is such a blessing to read what everyone shares each week. Have a wonderful day friend!

  11. Wendy October 11, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Love that God connected us through His Word today Beckey! Blessings!

  12. Wendy October 11, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    Girl…preachin to myself today 🙂 Blessings!

  13. Wendy October 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    So blessed to have you visit! LOVED this verse you shared on your blog today…“When we trust in Him, we’re free to say whatever needs to be said, bold to go wherever we need to go.” Ephesians 3:13 (The Message) Thank you so much for sharing it today! Blessings!

  14. Wendy October 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Thanks Lori! Blessings!

  15. Wendy October 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Thanks Laura! Hope your day is especially blessed friend!

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