As I ponder over the lyrics of the song, I surrender all, again I see how incredibly hard it is to give up control of everything.
I have struggled in this area. Sometimes I leave all at the Master’s feet. At other times I crawl like a baby stretch my hands to pick some part of it. Yet in His gentleness He forgives my foolishness.
Bible Reading: Jeremiah 18:1-6
How on earth do I think I can handle my life problems?
It is as hard as it is for the clay dictate to the Potter.
And today I declare with every fiber of my being a new song for my Maker.
I am the Clay and God is my Potter.
Dear Loving Potter, you can have all of “this clay”.
Mold it as it deems fit for your use
Useful in Your Hand
The Glory, yours forever and ever.
I don’t know what aspect of life you are hiding away from the Lord, but I assure you He knows any way. Jesus is waiting for you to hand that situation over to Him.
I have always thought it would be good we sang the Sunday School hymn, “I surrender all”, everyday.
It will remind us daily to let Jesus carry our cross while we pick His. As we simply follow every step, surrender becomes the life we live.
Surrender includes the hard things, difficult people and rugged places, the issues we want to solve on our own, the life we want to lead, the secrets we want to hide, the instructions we toss under and everything else.
Clearly, this life of surrender is not something we can do on our own. We want to make our choices and do our own thing. It is our right to choose. Yet God nudges us to choose wisely. (Deuteronomy 30:19)
As the Lord gave Moses instructions, we notice several portions where He says, they shall perform these instructions given in the place the Lord shall choose.
When God leads the way, He chooses and we follow.
If we must serve the Lord, we do it in the way He has chosen for us. It is not the other way around.
Here is Joshua making that choice in Joshua 24:15 ; openly declaring his stand for God.
What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. Psalm 25:12
Our surrender is rooted in our reverence for the Lord.
As the Lord works through us and in us, He helps us to live the life He has designed for our lives. Though we may not understand it, we trust that He certainly we bring us through victoriously.
5 Prayers For A Surrendered Heart
Prayer of Acknowledgement: You need Him to help you live a yielded life. (Philippians 2:13)
Lord, I admit I can walk in your way without you. My works can not bring me to your will, but only you can. Father, work in me and put in my heart a desire to do Your Will.
Prayer for Heart of Flesh: Pray for God to take away the stony heart. A stony heart is disobedient towards the things of God.(Ezekiel 11:19).
Father, make my heart tender and receptive of Your Word. Take away every stony heart from my life and grant me a heart as a child, willing, available and attentive to Your Word in Jesus Name.
Prayer to be Taught of the Lord: Ask the Lord to teach you to walk in His way and according to His will. (Psalm 143:10 and Jeremiah 31:33)
Father, I cannot draw near unless you draw me nearer your side. Pull me close to you, Lord and teach me to be more like you. Teach me Your way of truth. Teach me to listen as You speak to my heart. Write Your Truth in my heart and Show me secrets as Your Word enlightens my path in Jesus Name.
Prayer for a God-Pleasing Life: Ask the Lord to help you to live a life that pleases Him. (1 Thessalonians 4:1 and Proverbs 16:7)
Dear Lord, help me to put my eyes upon you not tossed about with every wind and distraction. Help me to live out my faith and be Godly in this godless world. help me to be a faithful servant, pleasing and worthy of this calling in Jesus name.
Prayer to be After God’s Heart: Ask the Lord to make you a woman after His heart. (Acts 13:22)
May my heart long for the things that you desire. May my heart be ever fixed upon you oh, Lord. Let my heart be stayed in the comfort of Your Word. Let my heart hunger for you. Let my soul desire you above all else in Jesus name.