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I Surrender!

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I Surrender!

Surrender. What does it mean? According to Mr. Google (as I searched the word), SURRENDER means to “cease resistance to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority”. You stop resisting yourself from the enemy, and submit to their authority, huh?

I honestly can’t remember the time I surrendered my life to God. But I believe it was somewhere in April 2010 (wow, it has been 2 years). I remember those days before surrendering my life to Him, I used to cry to the songs played in the Sunday services we attended at. I used to pray to God, but thought that He doesn’t answer me. All of my wrong thoughts about Him turned upside-down because of His LOVE and GRACE for me.

Surrender. Better stop trusting in yourself, but start trusting in the One Who loves you the most, to the One Who created you, to the One Who holds your life. In Psalm 118:8 (ESV), it says, “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.” It is true that people can’t be trusted. I’m not saying that we should not trust anyone else already because God doesn’t want us to be independent in our lives. We should put our full trust in God and in Him alone. Yes, we trust men, but don’t expect much from them (includes me). Change is constant in us. We are never satisfied, accept that fact. When it’s hot, we want something cold, but not too cold because we’ll demand heat again.

Surrender. It meant to cease resistance from the enemy. Is He our enemy? You define it before you knew who He was in your life. We were once slaves of SIN, our ENEMY. God hates sin. He sent His Son to die on the cross and raised Him to life after three days to defeat DEATH. Death is the penalty of sin. That’s how He showed how serious He is about sin. He sacrificed His very own Son to “die” for us.

Why surrender to Him? KNOW WHO HE IS THROUGH READING HIS WORD. 😉

Surrender. Are you ready to surrender everything to Him?

 

Love Is Waiting

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I am currently listening to this song, “Love Is Waiting” by Brooke Fraser. I have been listening to this song today for almost 5 times already, and it is still playing now (as what I’ve typed, “I am currently listening to this song”). This song really speaks to me. It could be that I could relate to it, but mainly because God speaks to me through this song. It’s about waiting for that person He has prepared for you in this life He has given you.

Truly, waiting is somehow hard. I remembered a quote in a Philippine movie entitled “Miss You Like Crazy”,

“Time is meaningless when you’re in love.”

God waited patiently for us. Why did He wait for us? He waited for us because He loved, loves, and will love us forever. He wanted us to be “like Him” (1 Peter 1:16). Who is He? Why does He want us to be like Him?

God is patient. He is forgiving. He doesn’t keep any record of wrong (1 Cor. 13:4). God is love. If He has those characteristics, it should also be evident in our lives. It is not about being legalistic, but it is all about our passion to obey God (as what I’ve learned from a mentor of mine). He has given His Spirit to us to convict us of our fleshly ways, and He sent His Son for us to be saved and to be redeemed.

Love is waiting. Are you willing to wait for Him? Surely, His plans are great and out of the grasp of our knowledge (1 Cor. 2:9). Sometimes, or somehow all the time, we wait for the wrong thing. We wait for God’s blessing, not God Himself. We focus too much to the blessing, not to the One who gives the blessing. As you continuously grow in your relationship with Him – a deep one (the one with a deep foundation), you’ll understand more about how rewarding and satisfying it is to wait for God.

I believe that God desires us to be patient in every way and in everything/everyone. He especially wants us to wait for Him, as He has been patient for us (but it should be out of a willing heart). God would love to use you and bring you to His plans in your life right now. He couldn’t bring you to His plans if you are too focused on something that you shouldn’t be focused to at this moment and if you are continuously pushing yourself to your own plans. Why not pause and ponder : “Instead of focusing on what I want, why not focus on the things that God wants for me?”. Isn’t it amazing to muse upon God’s wonderful and awesome creation? How much more beautiful His plans would be for all of us, people, who were created by His own image and likeness (Gen. 1:27)?

Remember, He has planned everything before you were born. I mean, He even planned your birth! So, why not trust Him and His plans? You won’t regret it. 😉

Here’s Brooke Fraser! :3