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Its time for Five Minute Friday. Five minutes. No edits. No revisions. Set the timer….Go!
When I was thirteen I threw a stick in the fire. It was at a Bible camp in the summertime. I had attended the camp for many years, but on this last year at junior camp, I made a decision to follow Jesus. I felt free and at peace during that campfire singing session. On the last day of a week filled with no distractions and away from everything familiar it was easy to surrender to God’s plan for my life.
But reality comes back pretty fast. At Bible camp I was free to choose God because choosing God seemed easy and natural. Now thirty-three-year’s old with four little ones, I don’t think I realized where surrender would bring me. Today I wipe counters, make grocery lists, tote my brood to the bank and through the drive thru. I don’t think surrender looked like this when I was thirteen. Or sixteen. Or even as a twenty-two year old new momma I didn’t picture surrendering to God like this.
But this is my surrender. I surrender my plans, even a quiet house. I surrender my desires, to eat in peace. Surrender to God’s will means I pour myself out – everyday. Everyday I surrender to His will for my life. Even if His will seems lonely or mundane. I rejoice in knowing my life is being poured out. For when I am empty with surrender, I can be filled again.
I find everyday He is enough. Just for that day, I can surrender and that’s ok. Surrender is a daily act – not because I am stubborn, but because that’s where He meets me. God meets me here in the daily life. The present is where He invites me to find Him.
Seeking God begins with surrender.
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