Jesus will always lead you to the point where He wants you to let go of your agenda, will, resources, and live in surrender to Him. As you open your life in surrender, you enter a place where you are now open to receive all that God wants to do in you and through you. When your hands are open you let go of the things that ultimately had a hold on you.
Since that day of commitment, I have constantly sought to be completely God’s. As with everyone who makes that decision, it hasn’t always been easy.
What I have discovered is that I can always trust God.
The more I surrender to Him the more He blesses my life. You can never out give God. If you get your life in a position of surrender, you have no clue all that God will do through you. God always takes care of the one who lives for His purposes and for His glory.”
Excerpt From ~ 40 Days 2019 • Live Alive
the Journey Church – Pastor James Hilton
“Break forth with dancing!
Make music and sing God’s praises with the rhythm of drums!
For he enjoys his faithful lovers. He adorns the humble with his beauty, and he loves to give them victory.
His godly lovers triumph in the glory of God, and their joyful praises will rise even while others sleep.
God’s high and holy praises fill their mouths, for their shouted praises are their weapons of war!”
Psalms 149:3-6 TPT.
“And let gentleness be seen in every relationship, for our Lord is ever near.
Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude.
Tell him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will guard your heart and mind through Jesus Christ.
Keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind.
And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always. Put into practice the example of all that you have heard from me or seen in my life and the God of peace will be with you in all things.”
Philippians 4:5-9 TPT.
“It would be wrong for the eye to say to the hand, “I don’t need you,” and equally wrong if the head said to the foot, “I don’t need you.”
In fact, the weaker our parts, the more vital and essential they are. The body parts we think are less honorable we treat with greater respect. And the body parts that need to be covered in public we treat with propriety and clothe them.
But some of our body parts don’t require as much attention. Instead, God has mingled the body parts together, giving greater honor to the “lesser” members who lacked it.
He has done this intentionally so that every member would look after the others with mutual concern, and so that there will be no division in the body. In that way, whatever happens to one member happens to all. If one suffers, everyone suffers. If one is honored, everyone rejoices.”
1 Corinthians 12:21-26 TPT
“As they wandered through the desert, the journey of the Israelites continued to be difficult and continued to involve miracles. God rained mana from heaven, and covered their camp with quail for the hungry wanderers to eat.
God gave Moses the power in his hands to hold back an army who was trying to defeat them. The bond between God and the Israelites grew deeper during this time of their suffering.
At one point, God commanded Moses to strike a rock with his staff when the Israelites needed water to drink. Not seeing water immediately, Moses struck the rock a second time. For this, God punished Moses by denying him entrance into the Promised Land. What this means, metaphysically, is that lack of faith diminishes our power and denies us inner peace.
The problem for many of us, much of the time, is not that we don’t hear what God is saying; it’s that we don’t believe what God is saying, or we don’t like what God is saying.
Then, putting our faithlessness into action, we do or say something that actually interrupts His plan and deflects our miracle. But life will continue to “draw us” to our destiny of deeper relationship with God and more powerful performance of the tasks to which he assigns us.
All of us make an Exodus in our lives; all of us are delivered from slavery to the Promised Land by a mysterious hand.
The Exodus is our journey through suffering, as we suffer from bondage at the hands of the ego to freedom in the hands of God.”
Tears to Triumph
“Have faith in me when I say that the Father is one with me and that I am one with the Father.
Or else have faith in me simply because of the things I do.
I tell you for certain that if you have faith in me, you will do the same things I am doing. You will do even greater things, now that I am going back to the Father.
Ask me, and I will do whatever you ask. This way the Son will bring honor to the Father.”
John 14:11-13 CEV