Friday, July 29, 2005

the battle for control: kingdoms at war

"Surrender is not the surrender of the external life, but of the will; when that is done, all is done. There are very few crises in life; the great crisis is the surrender of the will." -Oswald Chambers

God- gracious Sovereign- acts, initiates, directs, sets boundaries, supervises, and lovingly rules over HIS creation

Creation- looks to HIM, waits for HIM, bows before HIM, surrenders to HIS control, and simply does as HE directs

"To surrender to the Creator's control is not onerous or burdensome; it is, in fact, the place of blessing, fullness, and peace ... HE's GOD- we're not ... He's the only one capable of running the universe ... He is autonomous, independent, and self-existent, needing no one and nothing- we are dependent on HIM for our next breath (Ac. 17:24,25) ... the very points on which you refuse to surrender will become 'enemies' that rule over you ... Even if you are stubborn and think you will not submit to anyone, you will always be submitting to someone or something- and that can be extremely dangerous. Even life-threatening ..."


This is the beginning of a little journaling I'm going to do from "Surrender: The Heart GOD Controls" (by Nancy Leigh DeMoss)

I began reading this book a month ago and it has given me a fresh perspective on surrender and the importance of it. The LORD has really given me a desire to dig deeper and study this topic not only in this book, but in HIS Word. "What is our purpose?" is a frequently asked question, even among believers. I really believe that it all comes down to the glory of GOD. What does he delight in? Us. What must we do? SURRENDER!

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