Surrender that leads to Power

Come unto Jesus

Give Him your life today

Come unto Jesus

Let Him have his way

Come unto Jesus Lyrics, Dallas Holm

This song reflects my heart’s desire today: That I would learn to truly go to Jesus, for everything big and small. That I would truly learn to trust Jesus, when the darkness before me threatens to overcome me. That I would learn to run to Jesus, when trials and temptations surround me. That I would put Jesus first, when all the things in my life are fighting for my attention.

There is so much power available to us as Christians. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead resides in us through the Holy Spirit, our helper. We see this in the letter that Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, recorded in the book of Ephesians. See a snippet of the same below.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.

That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms”

Ephesians 1:17-20

God longs to demonstrate his power through us. But it starts with laying down our lives. It starts with putting God first and truly letting Jesus be Lord of our lives. In every area of our lives.

We cannot do it on our own. Only God can help us to truly surrender. That is the beauty of salvation – God shows us what to do, then gives us the ability to do it. He alone shows us what we need to surrender, and how to surrender it. His power is made perfect in our weakness.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness….”

2 Corinthians 12:9

All he needs is a heart that is willing to surrender. Not a heart that knows how to surrender, just one that is willing to surrender.

When we surrender, He shows us greater things. When we surrender, He demonstrates his love and power through us. When we surrender, He gives us strength for today, and a bright hope for tomorrow.

God is faithful, and nothing gives Him greater joy than to show up mightily on our behalf.

But it starts with surrender. Is there something you need to lay down at the feet of Jesus today? Is there something you need to release and surrender to God? Is the Holy Spirit whispering to you today about that thing saying, “Let it go….leave it….walk away….?”

Surrendering to Jesus activates Power in our lives!

The power of the Holy Spirit works in us and through us when we surrender to Jesus. There is an overflow of peace, joy, clarity of direction and purpose that comes when we let Christ lead, and the Holy Spirit be our guide. I get excited thinking about the great things that God wants to do for us, and in us. We are his children, and no good thing will he withhold from us!

“… much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Matthew 7:11

The first step however, even before we ask, is to surrender. Let’s take a moment today to just surrender. To turn our eyes back to Jesus, so that he can work in us afresh today. That he may reveal his plans and purpose for our lives. That we may receive all the great gifts he has for us. That his power may be stirred up within us.

Here is my prayer for today. For myself and anyone else who needs to surrender.

Lord Jesus, I lay me down at your feet today. I come with a heart willing to surrender all. At your feet is the most high place. May you be honored, may you be glorified and may your power be seen in a mighty way in my life. May your power be seen in the lives of every heart that is surrendered to you. May our lives be filled with great testimonies of how you have come through for us in mighty ways. All for the glory and honor of your name, Jesus.

Greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world! The more we run to him, the more we will receive revelations, divine direction, wisdom and power to be all God pre-ordained us to be.

Thank you God for the power and victory we have in Jesus!

Published by Watare Ndungu

A purpose driven woman looking to spread the love of Christ in the world

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