WHY SURRENDER IS IMPORTANT AND DIFFERENT THAN TRYING
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. Luke 17:29-33
WHAT IS BIBLICAL SURRENDER
In Luke 17:33 Jesus says “Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it
He says that the person who attempts to save their own life is going to lose it. This may sound extreme, like will you really lose your life.
Or is this one of those Eve and apple moments. Did Adam and Eve
As a result, their actions caused God to kick them out of the Garden of Eden and thousands of years later send Jesus to create reconciliation from that death.
Let’s take another look at Luke 17:32, the scripture just before for some context. In Luke 17:32 Jesus says simply, “Remember Lot’s wife.”
What was significant to remember about Lot’s wife? After the embarrassing disaster of sin filled lifestyles in the cities of Sodom and
The Lord told Lot and family not to look back for the reason being, Sodom and Gomorrah were filled with life that opposed God. They lived in rebellion, homosexuality, witchcraft, idolatry and more.
With instantaneous regret I’m sure, Lot’s wife did look back and she died on the spot, turning to a pillar of salt.
Although Lot’s wife physically died, it was because of a spiritual reason. She looked back toward her own life in an act of disobedience, refusing to surrender to the Lord.
Whereas Eve experienced the opposite. She died spiritually by committing a physical act of disobedience in efforts to better her own life. She to refused surrender to the Lord.
Plain and simple, surrender is important because it’s doing as the Lord wills you to do regardless of what it might be. Also, as seen, regardless of whether it’s spiritual or physical.
HOW IS SURRENDER DIFFERENT THAN TRYING
The idea here is that when we’re doing life, whether it be homemaking, mothering, or
To further illustrate, for several years after I was born-again and married, life was incredibly difficult. It seemed like no matter how much I did, things weren’t getting better. And even more, life seemed worse. We fought more and louder with more intensity. The pull between corporate work and
Oh, the irony!
The second half of the verse Luke 17:33 says. And whoever loses his life will preserve it.
This is the call to action and is far too often ignored. Truth is, life is but a vapor and everything is
You can ask yourself how much extra work do you want to do to get
Surrender is important because it forces you to stop trying. When you stop trying and listen to His direction instead you won’t do unnecessary work and you will get places, amazing places, above and beyond what you imagined.
Trying leaves you distracted and miles deep in busy work. Surrender blesses you with focus and
get you to places you never thought possible.
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HOW TO APPLY SURRENDER TO MARRIAGE
Surrender is important for your marriage to succeed.
Here we’ve got, two people coming together, along with baggage, personal dreams, aspirations, and character. Not all of the fore mentioned is gonna be good and furthermore its akin to a goulash stew. All of that could collide in a not-so-beautiful explosion of chaos.
First, start by understanding
Second, the wife is the helpmeet. Her responsibilities
These roles haven’t changed although society has. God stays the same even when society makes a turn.
Surrender in a thriving marriage yields all wants and desires to God’s Design.
Instead of fighting your husband as head of household submit to it. For instance, when your husband makes a decision
Give up the corporate world if your husband so desires. God will provide when we surrender to his will. Our family is a living testimony. We are a family of 9 on one income and zero state or federal assistance. It can be done. As mentioned before, surrender leads to blessing.
When you choose to accept surrender your life will be mightily blessed and so will your marriage.
IN THE END
Surrender is when you choose to give up trying to do your life your way. Hence why Jesus said, those who seek to save their life will lose it.
Keep your focus on the WAYS and WILL of God.
Trying is a waste of your time and energy. Life is full and eventful the last thing you need is busy work that gets you mo where super fast.
Surrender is blessed and also commanded.
Your marriage will be at it’s best when you surrender.
Without a doubt, your marriage is a reflection of your relationship with the Lord, with
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I’m Jamee. Welcome! I'm wife to a strong and dedicated man of God and mother to seven fascinating children. Formerly an independent heathen-woman, raised outside the faith, turned born-again Christian sold out for Jesus. I've created a place to help women find freedom from mental, emotional and spiritual bondage through real-life take action steps. You can start creating a life worth living by the power of Grace!