Long after the tears fall I’m still your child. I put down my defenses and lay down my pride. Love and forgiveness flow in deep and wide, So I run to you and surrender all
As I lay down my life and pick up my cross. What a joy it is to give my life away to you! All that I need, all that I seek is You here with me. Holy Spirit have Your way in me!
In times of trouble, though trials may come, the Rock of ages is standing strong. I’m fighting battles, but the war is won. So I’ll run to you and surrender all
More of You and less of me, God. More of You and less of me, God. More of You and less of me, God! More of You overflowing!
Well it’s been a long hiatus for me, but after an extended and refreshing vacation (by vacation I mean no school and minimal work), I’m ready to resume and hopefully pick up the pace and refocus this blog.
If you have followed this blog previously you may remember a series I began centering on who we are in Christ. It was something I felt led to put out there as I came to understand just how central it was to the efficacy of my own faith. It’s something I’ve felt a need to return to recently to strengthen whoever it is out there reading this.
Today is the first installment. I wanted to combine it with this worship song because it’s the first step to becoming who we are in Christ: Surrender.
Surrender to Him as savior is the beginning of salvation. Surrender to Him as Father is the beginning of feeling acceptance. Surrender to Him as Lord is the beginning of living a life which pleases Him.
So before we go into anything else, before we try to learn, grow, build, run, or any other metaphor you’d like to apply, do some soul searching. Are you surrendered to God? Will you accept His Word as truth, not merely in an intellectual assent, but in a personal trust that the truth is true for YOU and your life.
One final note: go up to the lyrics in the chorus. The life must be laid down before the cross can be picked up. And the cross must be carried for the Son to be followed. And the Son must be followed for the Father to be pleased. And when the Father is pleased He brings to a place where giving our lives away becomes a joy rather than a burden.