The words flow from my mouth as I stand, with hands lifted. The sea of voices join in a collective desire for repentance and restoration.
“I surrender all; I surrender all; All to Thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all”
I can’t help but feel close to my Creator and Lord. I stand in the midst of others like me. A community who feels like family despite our differences. We share our vulnerable selves knowing that our common relationship in Christ allows us to view the world differently from our human nature.
It’s Sunday morning. But when I leave these doors, will my declaration to God remain at the forefront of my mind?
What happens when, once again, my recollections of past hurts creep in to my mind? Will I surrender all or grasp for control of my circumstance; disregarding the dignity of others?
How will I respond if my circumstances reflect an earthly hardship which I fear? Will I fall prey to anxiety or will I surrender all through praying to the One who is in control?
The words proclaiming my allegiance to my God come so easily on Sunday morning but seem to fade when faced with the ultimate litmus test-the daily moments of my Earthly life.
The answer of, course is to continue to seek Him. When I wake up-surrender. When faced with a fear-surrender. When tempted by sin-surrender.
All to Jesus I surrender,
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.
Romans 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
Surrendering all=whole life worship. Knowing that Jesus wants to be made manifest in us on a full-time basis.