All I Want For Christmas Is For You To Surrender

I don’t know what it is today, I’m sure it’s God working in me, but I find myself sitting here frustrated on Christmas Eve. I have a ton of stuff to do to get ready for tomorrow, but my heart is heavy none the less. I’ve had a really emotional year (or maybe I’m just really emotional to begin with). I tend to wear my life on my sleeve because I don’t see the point of being fake. I understand people hide behind hurts and pain, and all the other stuff life throws at one, but I guess God helps me through that enough where it’s not so much a problem for me anymore; or perhaps, I have learned how to LIVE SURRENDERED! O.K., O.K., I know that I don’t know it all, and I have allot to learn, and we never “arrive” but the one thing I do know is that to live surrendered, your gonna have to go through some really crappy stuff in life. I’ve seen my share of people just getting by in life, going to church for the wrong reasons, or missing some of the things God puts right in front of them. I’ve done this too, and it bugs the heck out of me, but I know God is at work in all of us, we just need to cooperate with Him. If you want to hear about pain, loneliness, hurt, disconnectedness, frustration, sorrow….. just start reading my blog. But, if you want to know about love, fellowship, joy, peace, healing, acceptance….read my blog. God has to take us through pain, and hardships in our lives, so we will lean not on our own understanding, but put full trust in Him. I know, it’s so much easier said than done, but that is where the trust comes in. When I got saved back in the late 90’s, I thought I was the King of the World! I was flying high with God, I had amazing fellowships, chewing on The Word day and Night, and on and on and on. It was like having heaven on earth, but as great as it was, little did I know at the time, there was allot of surrendering lacking in my life. Looking back today at all that I have been through, God took me through some really, really painful stuff. It’s still painful today; I still, and always will have my share of trials and disappointments, but one thing I know and have learned is that He is there. He is Always With Us. Oh, how I pray that people would truly let go and let God. I know it sounds cliche, but anyone who has done this, knows that it is freeing beyond belief. God knows our hurts and our joys. He wants you to give it all to Him. What’s it doing for you anyway, to hold it all inside?, it’s just suffocating you like a heavy blanket. I know it does, I’ve been there. So that is what I want for Christmas this year, to see people truly changed in the name of Jesus. To truly surrender, and let go of what ever it is that is keeping them from a deeper relationship with God. He wants to give us so much, to free us from what we’ve become, but it’s a 2 way street, just like any good relationship, you have to give to get. Surrender too, is a life long process, just because I’m doing it, doesn’t mean I don’t have my bad days with God, and you will too, just like anything else. So go and give it all to Jesus, He wants you to, and you’ll make my Christmas a little bit merry as well. I’ll be praying for you and would love you to come back and share your story with me sometime as well. God Bless, Robin

A Prayer of Surrender : Jesus I need you. I can’t make things work; you know I’ve tried, and I’m left tired and empty. Come and help me, heal me, let me understand a little of why I am going through these things, why hurts linger. Jesus I Surrender. I want to be set free of my pain, my hurts, and the dispointments that life throws my way. I know there is beauty in who you are. Come and show that to me as I learn to put my trust in you. Help me to live surrendered to you every day, even moment by moment if I have to Lord. Thank you for all you are. Amen

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4 thoughts on “All I Want For Christmas Is For You To Surrender

  1. Thank you for that wonderful prayer Robin. I’ve been very down this past few days and that prayer tears my heart. I’ve been holding back my tears while I was saying it.

    I know I just have to surrender…it’s hard..it’s painful…

    Thank you for encouraging me through this post.

    Merry CHristmas!

  2. I love your post! I have to keep remembering to surrender everything to God, and you’re right, it feels so good when I really do that. He is Emmanuel! He is with us. He the greatest Christmas gift we could ever receive!

    I lost your URL to your new blog or WordPress, if you could let me know what it is again! I hope you have a blessed Christmas! Jenny

  3. This is an amazing post — and one that I need to read over and over and over throughout the days. I get so caught up in the everyday that I forget that I have someone who wants to take it all from me . . . if I’ll just let Him.

    Merry Christmas!

    Following In My Shoes

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