When we think of surrender, we think of “throwing in the towel”. To surrender spiritually, is to completely give up your will and subject your mind, body and sprit to God. It is to totally accept God’s divine plan for your life.
We sing a hymn, “I Surrender All”. One line of the song is “All to thee I freely give”. As Christians, we freely choose to allow the Holy Spirit to reign over our lives. When we surrender to Christ we receive new hope and new life. Galatians 2: 21 “ I have been crucified with Christ [that is, in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body I live by faith [by adhering to, relying on, and completely trusting] in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me”
How does one surrender to God and let go? Psalm 63 offers a powerful prayer of surrender to help answer that question.
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you”.
Pastor R. Mario Howell