Self-surrender to God / never surrender to evil

The only freedom
From life’s dark caves
Is self-surrender
To God’s rescue.

If you ignore and/or silence the parts of you that are crying out for healing, you’ll stay stuck in a charade of denial. The One who set up the world’s eco system to flow together so beautifully will take care of you if you stop resisting Him.

A closed heart refuses to surrender to God. An open heart encounters God’s love, mercy, and glory and eagerly surrenders. A seed that is too hard to surrender to the soil will never grow.

Jesus offers you so much more than you’ve ever experienced from going to church and hearing a sermon. Surrender and receive it! Try not to be an unbendable puppet that refuses to surrender to the movements of the Great Puppeteer.

Self-surrender to the control of the Spirit opens the door to being led by the Spirit. My thoughts, feelings, and desires often create inner resistance to God. When that happens, I surrender to God and ask Him to overcome the rebellion within me.

It’s easy to resist and try to control God’s work inside of me; it’s difficult to surrender to it. True greatness only comes in one way — surrender to God. Other claims to greatness are mere reputation, not reality. Surrender to good. Never surrender to evil!

Surrender to God is not once and done. It must be done continually. Look around. Surrender to sin and evil is causing so much inward and outward pain. Yet millions have discovered that genuine surrender to the risen Jesus will begin to drain the pain.

Self-control is the last item listed in the fruit of the Spirit. Because it is a product of the Spirit that means that it isn’t self-produced. All the self does is surrender. The control is produced by the presence of God’s Spirit. It is self-surrender to the control of the Spirit. In Romans 8:14, The Amplified Bible puts it this way: “For all who are allowing themselves to be led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” Many of the things in your life that you don’t like are allowed by God to prod you into the place where God can fully lead and guide you — self-surrender to the Spirit’s control.

God has given me so much more than I deserve. How can I not surrender my unmet desires to Him?

God’s tug
In your soul
Is the only thing
That can make you whole.
That’s why life’s greatest goal
Is to roll
With God’s lifeline.

Many people begin
To argue within
With sin,
But then
They give in
And in the end
Create a mess.
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Self-effort
Can never earn
God’s undeserved favor
That’s called grace,
But self-surrender
Is essential to it.

Give in,
Give up
But not to sin,
To God.

When my eyes
See the Lord
And I realize
That Christ is in me
I’m filled with hope.

Refuse to let
Your heart
Feel troubled
With worry
Or regret.
Instead
Keep it
Always set
On Jesus
And His love.

Gratitude
Is an attitude
Of gratefulness
But thanksgiving
Is the act of actively
Expressing gratitude.
Directly to someone.
Let your heart be
So full of gratitude
That it overflows
Into thanksgiving.
Thank you for
Reading this.
Thank You, God,
For helping me
Write it.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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