BY: RONILYNN BRISSEY-RAMOS
When we seek Him, He will be found.
Luke 11:9-10 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."
Notice something here. There is action BEFORE the gifts are given and received.
Are you in need of a fresh word? A fresh anointing? A fresh vision? A fresh passion? Fresh love? Fresh patience? A fresh song? A fresh leap in your step? A fresh dance? A fresh drink? A fresh (fill in the blank)?
We all are constantly in need of refreshment because we are always giving. Giving to family, work, service, etc.
Have you ever considered that in order to receive anything, we must first press in and seek? We must push past obstacles to find. We must be open. We must surrender. Surrender self-ish, self-ambition, self-will, self-ideas, self-wants, self-concepts, self-focus, self-desires, self-limits, self-dreams, self-hopes, self-fears, self- (fill in the blank).
cease resistance, give up or hand over (a person, right, or possession), typically on compulsion or demand, abandon oneself entirely to (a powerful emotion or influence); give in to.
Surrender can be scary, very scary. That is where our faith and trust come into action. Who and what do you place your faith and trust in? If your faith and trust are placed 100% in God's unending love for you and Jesus' rock solid faithfulness to catch you when you "trust fall" into Him, then you can and will let go. You will let go with peace, joy, assurance, excitement, and anticipation.
This September I am seeking new and deeper levels of surrender and I am encouraging you, my sister to join me. What area/s of your life is the Father calling you into new and deeper surrender? Will you bravely press in with me to the precipice and surrender, let go and trust fall over the edge and see where God takes you? What God has for you?
Open your heart, open your mind, open your life...surrender.
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