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Friday, March 13, 2020

Surrendering to God’s Rest

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. Romans 12:1 ASV
 
In order for us to fully surrender we must understand who we are surrendering to. We are not surrendering our lives to a mean tyrant, to an uncaring person, or to a capricious creator. We need to see our surrender as a surrender to perfect love.
The meaning of full surrender is simply stated in the following quote by François Fénelon, 
"It is simply resting in the love God, as a little baby rests in its mother’s arms. Surrender consists, not in doing great, heroic deeds about which self can brag, but simply in accepting whatever God sends, and not seeking to change it (unless it is His will for it to be changed). Full surrender is full peace."
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This is an adaptation of an excerpt from Roy's latest book, A Place at His Table, available at the DaySpring website (connect through our affiliate link to DaySpring, on the right side, where it says "Shop", to support this ministry). Your purchase will not cost you anything more, but it will give us a small commission.
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