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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 22: I Surrender


I SURRENDERED!

I put up the white flag in the past

and I continue

to SURRENDER

because

it is the ONLY WAY

to experience

REAL PEACE~

"the peace which surpasses all understanding," (Philippians 4:7).

And to experience

REAL CONTENTMENT~

"whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want” (Philippians 4:12).

And to experience

REAL LIFE~

"It pays to take life seriously; things work out when you trust in GOD" (Proverbs 16:20)

I SURRENDERED to JESUS,

because in the past

I SURRENDERED

to what felt right

to what looked right

through the eyes of the world,

because everyone else was doing it

&

I ended up at a dead end,

even though

I was told

THE TRUTH

& people where praying for me.

But

I just laughed

because

I just couldn't SEE

&

I just didn't know

that there was so much MORE

beyond

what I could SEE

&

what I could FEEL

because everyone else was doing it.

It wasn't until

I hit the bottom

because

my way wasn't working

&

because

GOD

wouldn't let me stay where I was.

Why is GOD so patient?

Because

GOD SO LOVES

you & I

&

your neighbor

&

every single person on the face of the earth,

because

HE

created every single person on the face of the earth.

And because

GOD SO LOVES

HE

does not want

anyone to PERISH~

"And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?

Is anything worth more than your soul? " (Mark 8:36-37).

Therefore,

JESUS

cries out

to the broken

to the lost

to the hurting

to the angry

to the bitter

to the abused

to the confused~

"COME TO ME" (Matthew 11).

So simple,

because

all it takes

is one little step

to jump into

HIS ARMS

like a little child

&

bring your mess

because

JESUS said~

“I am the Bread of Life. The person who aligns with ME hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever. I have told you this explicitly because even though you have seen ME in action, you don’t really believe ME. Every person the FATHER gives ME eventually comes running to ME. And once that person is with ME, I hold on and don’t let go. I came down from heaven not to follow MY own whim but to accomplish the will of the One who sent ME." (John 6:35-38).

You are

FREE TO SURRENDER!

Yup.

FREE TO SURRENDER

whatever

you are holding onto so tightly

that

JESUS is asking you to give HIM.

Is it

BROKENNESS

BITTERNESS

DESPAIR

or

DOUBT?

Is it

a HABIT

a SOMEONE or a SOMETHING that is keeping you stuck?

Is it

YOU?

Oh THE FREEDOM of SURRENDER

is just that,

THE FREEDOM

to

LIVE with

MORE PEACE

MORE JOY

MORE HOPE

MORE LOVE

in this very moment

and the next

and the next.

LIVING IN MORE never stops

because JESUS never stops being JESUS.

There is HIS DOOR,

the one with the

WHITE FLAG

with the word

COME!

Therefore

SURRENDER

to

JESUS

with your

"WHOLE HEART"

(listen to the song below)



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