Lord You Are Mighty To Save And To Bring Surrender!

Good morning bloggers!  I’m sitting here with a yucky head cold and trying to force feed myself a waffle while Olivia finds something else to destroy in my house as I am not right behind her at the moment.  I didn’t post yesterday because I’m working out some stuff with God, and wasn’t sure if I would today b/c I feel yucky, but then I went over to my Cafemom account and checked my email.  There is a lady over there dealing with some, I think, spiritual warfare issues.  She wrote and said to me

“for some reason I had this overwhelming urge that I was suppose to send this video to you–so here it is”  

Below is the Video “Mighty To Save” by Hillsong.  The one verese that stood out to me and really hit home at the moment was “everyone needs compassion,  a love that’s never failing, Let mercy fall on me. Everyone needs forgiveness, the kindness of a savior, the hope of nations”.  Wow, I think as I have been working through some of my issues this week, this is God’s way of reminding me that I need to show kindness, mercy, love and forgiveness to others.  Wow, that’s a heck of a way to start the day, but OK God, good point!  As much as I try and not judge others, we all do it.  As much as I try and be merciful to people, I’m constantly questioning the sovereignty of God when things don’t go my way.  It’s not about me, I know this, but why is it so darn hard to love like Jesus?  I think, once again, this is a good reminder that when I try and show mercy, love, kindness, forgiveness,; I need to do so remembering that I need the power of God that lives in me to help me.  I can’t do it alone.  I know I’ve said this before, but O.K. maybe I’m a slow learner, I’ll admit it.  God knows everything anyway.  That is one reason I am so open about my life.   Why sugar coat things, and hide behind masks, when He’s just gonna make you take it off (surrender) anyway.    I want to quickly touch also on the topic of surrender.  I could write a book on this, but for now, I just want to remind us of some important points on surrender.  Surrender is a life long unfolding of our lives to God.  It’s uncomfortable, painful, gut-wrenching business at times, but it is the only way to grow as a follower of Christ.  Let’s look at some scripture:

I am the Real Vine and my Father is the Farmer. He cuts off every branch of me that doesn’t bear grapes. And every branch that is grape-bearing he prunes back so it will bear even more.

John 15:1-2 (The Message)

I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

John 15:1-2 (New King James Version)

I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.

John 15:1-2 (New Living Translation)

Pruning of any kind is hard but is necessary if you want the tree to bear beautiful fruit!   This is surrender!  I’m realizing why so many people don’t do it or take it seriously; IT HURTS!  Let me tell you, I’ve been through ALLOT in my 36 years; Especially As A Born Again Believer!   But as I learned to surrender and inter-grating it into a regular part of my life I’ve been able to look back and see God’s mercy, love, forgiveness, kindness.  This I feel, is what He is trying to remind me of today.  “Robin, yes you have learned surrender through going through some really painful stuff.  You were willing to finally lay it all down and give it to me, but you have to remember that not everyone is where you are.  So be light, be an example, and go and show others my mercy, my love, my forgiveness, my kindness.  You can’t make them surrender, but I can, I can use things in their life, just as I did in yours to bring them  to their knees,  to become desperate for me, to fianlly throw in the towel and surrender, but you have to let me work, and I can work through you.    Just love the people in your church.  Be kind, show mercy, forgive”.    Thank you Jesus for reminding me of this today.  I know there are many people praying for me, and I thank you for wisdom and understanding.  Lord you are migty to save.  You’ve saved me on more than one occasion; and you are mighty to bring people into surrender, so they can fully experiece all that you want to be to them.   Thank You Lord, I Love You, Amen.

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14 thoughts on “Lord You Are Mighty To Save And To Bring Surrender!

  1. Hope you feel better soon! The amazing thing is my friend wrote me this morning about God pruning things in me too! I wonder if God is trying to give me a message! 🙂

    Bless you! May God hold you in His arms and comfort you as you are sick and heal your body. In Jesus’ Name.

  2. Robin, you were healed by his stripes. So I praise God that even now you are feliing the manifestation of his healing. Thank you for being so transparent and for sharing. God loves you so much! Just continue to tell him you love him and thank him. Even is you don’t feel anything… press in. Feelings have no room in the spirit realm. Unconditional love is a choice not a feeling. Great post. God Bless you!

    HIS,
    Bobby http://healingchronicles.blogspot.com/

  3. Thanks for this! I think also we need to be sure to receive His kindness, mercy, love and forgiveness as well as give it, and you’re so right, we can’t do it apart from Him.
    Bless you today!

  4. Good post Robin!
    I’m sorry for your yucky (ness). Robin, this is a major revelation…”but you have to remember that not everyone is where you are. So be light, be an example, and go and show others my mercy, my love, my forgiveness, my kindness.” Major, my friend, major!

  5. I just stopped by to say thanks for the comment today. Then I read this posting…wow..right on point for me today. You are not alone.

    Mighty to save is one of my favorites. I just love all of the lyrics. Thanks for the posting..God bless you sister..

  6. Robin,

    Great post. Surrender to Christ is something we have to learn over and over; it’s not a one time deal. If it was, I guess we could all die and go to heaven immediately upon accepting His salvation.

    (P.S. Thank you for visiting my site. That’s what I came by to say.)

  7. Surrender – hmmm – until He has full gripped your heart and your mind, until He has turned your world upside down, that notion is impossible to grasp. It is a daily dying to self, as someone else has commented, and letting God have His way.

    He has obviously grabbed you – I am thankful to be grabbed, as well – but still working on wholehearted, all the time surrender!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Grace and peace!

  8. Chris, Thanks for the reply. Yes, it is a daily dying to self; I won’t deny that one bit! God knows I can put up a good fight, or get really lazy in my walk if I’m not careful. I am at the point in it where I pick up on needing to surrender in the little moments better than I use to. I guess I pick up on it more naturally in small everyday things, perhaps. Hard to explain, but it’s just becomming a more natural thing I do, sometimes without even thinking, I just know I have to surrender in this moment or that moment, and yes, sometimes I try and fight Him, but somehow He always gets the better part of me, and that is a good spot to be in. Bless You Brother!!!

  9. I too am finding the incredible joy that comes after surrender. You are right its not easy, we tend to be stiff necked people but it worth it. I LOVE my savior more each day, when you see His character and who He truely is Your heart goes deepter in love.

    I Love your post. Thanks for writing it.

    I found you on Lori’s site, PERSEVERE.

    I will be following you. God Bless!

  10. Robin,

    Thanks so much for the heads-up. I found your new blog and I’ll change my favorites.

    Great posts! Keep encouraging – it’s definitely your gift.

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