Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Surrender

by Linda Evans

It's Not Me, It's You week three message from Linda Evans on October 15, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. Today, we are going to wrap this up by talk about whether or not you are the captain of your ship or a crew member. God has a dream for us--- His kids. God has a plan and purpose for you. He wants your life to bring honor and glory to him and he wants us to live a selfless life and have a deep and meaningful relationship with him. Romans 12:1-2 • He wants us to be in real relationship with him. • He wants us to present our whole life—all of it—as an offering to him. Not just our Sunday morning selves, but our Monday morning selves and our Friday and Saturday night selves. Our everyday selves. God expects us to arrange our lives, our relationships, and our priorities around • His will • His plan • His purpose • His dream • His word. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that God is going to force us to comply with this. There is no force. God doesn’t make us do anything. He offers. • He offers his love • forgiveness • mercy • grace • he offered his son as a living sacrifice to atone for our sin • he offers the Holy Spirit to dwell within us and guide us on our journey here. Psalm 13:1-2 Psalm 13:5-6 God’s plans for my life are so much greater than my own. Deuteronomy 31:6 Psalm 37:7 Surrender means to yield ownership, to relinquish control over what we consider ours: our property, our time, our "rights." When we surrender to God, we are simply acknowledging that what we "own" actually belongs to Him. Surrendering your life means: • Following God's lead without knowing where he's sending you; • Waiting for God's timing without knowing when it will come; • Expecting a miracle without knowing how God will provide; • Trusting God's purpose without understanding the circumstances. Instead of trying harder, you trust more. Jesus, my captain, my soul’s trusted Lord. I surrender! Take me and use me. All my allegiance is rightfully yours.
Duration:34 mins

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65154 County Road 21
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