This time, I intended it to be no different. I've visited many of my blogging friend's sites and have read over their word choices and I come away encouraged and blessed.
But today, during a bit of worship time, God gave me a word. I planned on listening to my You Tube play list of worship songs as I sat down to read over an article about praying over my homeschool. But instead of hitting the play button, the Holy Spirit gave me: SURRENDER. And I thought, "I love that song," so I typed in I Surrender All to listen to it instead. And during the song, I realized that has been what the Lord has been saying to me for the past 3 years, and really loudly for the past 6 months. . . ."Stacie, surrender to Me."
Don't worry about the cost.
Don't worry about what people say.
Don't worry about the time.
Don't worry about the sacrifice.
Don't worry about the pain, or tears.
Surrender all to the Lord because . . .
He can restore.
He is mine and I am His.
He can redeem.
He can make whole.
He is the Comforter.
There have been rapid changes in my life since 2011, the majority have been welcomed changes, but sometimes they've come so quickly that I feel out of sorts. . . okay, out of control, which my husband has always told me is nothing but an illusion.
And even now, the Lord is stretching me, challenging me even more: "Step out on faith. Surrender all to Me."
And so that is my word--surrender. And I'm realizing, it has been for quite some time.