Surrender: Christ’s Example for Us

I am laying in my bed tonight …with icy hot, heating pad and Advil pm. I hurt my neck and shoulder some how, not sure what I did maybe I just slept on it wrong.  I really just didn’t want to do my devotions. And then I hear in my head my husband talking about surrender and your commitment to God. How important is God to us?  This is what he has been talking to the teens about.  Very convicting subject,  some days it is hard to surrender.  I know I need to do it but some days my flesh is weak.  When I went over to it gave me the following definition for surrender.

to give (oneself) up to some influence, course, emotion, etc.:

Surrender: Christ’s Example for Us

After thinking about what surrender means I realize that I was surrendering to the wrong thing… pain.

I am so glad that Jesus did not think the way I did when he was being beaten and put on the cross for my many sins. He endured all of our sins on his broken body. Even his Father forsook him because of all the sins that were put on him. Matthew 27:46 He could have chosen to end it at any point, but because he loved us so he finished it. And three days later he became the victor over death and proved me the option of the free gift of eternal life. All I have to do is believe. He saved me from an eternity in hell and replace it with an eternity of life with him in heaven. All I have to do is just believe with simple faith in his death, burial and resurrection.

Romans 3:23-24
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Do you also struggle with surrendering to the wrong things? How do you say no the flesh? Let me know in the comments.

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