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Friday, September 5, 2014

Surrendered for Peace

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear,” (1 John 4:15a, NIV).
The love of God must control my heart and mind, or fear will rise to defeat my faith. When the love of Christ is perfected in my heart, fear cannot claim me. If I grow spiritually and allow His love to change me, I will discover that in my weakness I have His strength. With His love claiming my heart, fear cannot claim my mind. Letting Him have control frees my mind from the constant struggle of how I need to make things right, and allows Him to make things right. With God in control, I can face all that comes my way without fear.
Daily I surrender myself to Himmy time, my work, my priorities, my thoughts, my ideas, my preconceptions, and all my life. I choose to believe only Him. He is Truth. I am not. He is Life. I am not. He is Peace. I have none. He is Joy. I can't manufacture it. He is “ALL”, and I am just me. Each day I lay myself upon His altar, and make an offering of my lifeof any strength and my many weaknesses. I yield any strength to His control so that He might use it for His glory. I yield my weaknesses so that His power, exemplified in my life, might honor only Him (2 Corinthians 12:9). I wish to offer Him everything that I have and all that I am. It is in giving myself away that I shall receive. I shall receive His “ALL” instead of the little that I am.

And I shall have peace.

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