Inspired by . . . Day 8: Surrender
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For if you live according to your human nature, you are going to die;
but if by the Spirit you put to death your sinful actions, you will live.
Those who are led by God's Spirit are God's children.
For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves
and cause you to be afraid; instead, the Spirit makes you God's children,
and by the Spirit's power we cry out to God, "Father! my Father!" Romans 8:12-15
JOY is not something we have to work to receive. But rather we receive JOY when we surrender our lives to Christ. Both initially, and with the daily act of turning from sin and taking up the cross.
It is not a question of trying to work as Jesus did,
but of having the personal presence of the Holy Ghost
Who works in us the nature of Jesus. ~Oswald Chambers
Surrendering our lives to God = eternal freedom and everlasting JOY!
What is joyful about realizing we cannot live our own life?
If Jesus found JOY in surrender,
what do we have to look forward to by having Christ live through us?
Have you surrendered?
Are you ready to have that conversation?
Quotations taken from So Send I You, © Discovery House Publishers
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