The Advantage of Surrender

Those of us who learn and run the hard way into addiction have an advantage over everyone else once in recovery. The advantage is surrender. Humility. Our addiction was winning, killing us, the hold a demon had on us was vivid and real. There was no doubt of our sins, they were obvious to all around us. We can’t pretend to be perfect, to not need Jesus. We can’t. But at some point, God showed mercy on us and pulled us up from death to life, like new birth, being born again. All from us laying our addiction down and surrendering to God for help. And because we surrendered ourselves and had this new birth, we are humble enough to receive salvation. Surrender is the key, the advantage. And after surrender, God’s love floods in and strength keeps us close to Him. Closer relationship with Christ is the reward for surrender. And that trust we can have in Him is sacred, the most important thing. Surrender is the best thing we can do.πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

I am SO Thankful!

I am thankful right now, just overflowing, because God had answered at least two huge years-long-term prayers I have been praying for my son. One was that an older male mentor very strong in the Christian faith would be there for and take my son under his wing. God has provided this man in our church, married to thr youth worker he has known the longest and also loved. Praise God who provides! And secondly, he and Delilah (not her real name but definitely her role) have broken up for good and he realizes they could never have anything deep in common because she refused any attempt to be won for Christ and his faith is growing enormously. And he is not heart-broken, he is spiritually free as dating her was an act of disobedience amd now he is obeying. A weight has been lifted of our whole family’s shoulders. Praise God!!! Two answered prayer requests answered just about my son alone. Praise God!! I am so thankful and want to tell everyone what He has done. God is so good!!πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

Praise God!!

My son and his Delilah broke up!! She was unsaved despite many prayers and invitations and discussions and gifts offered. And I had been praying she and her family would be saved but if God saw that they would not that the relationship between them would die. It has died. God is faithful. I still pray for their salvation because we should but I am so glad he is not unequally yoked to an unbeliever. Praise God!! What a beautiful answer to prayer!! Now I pray they stay apart but she still be saved. I would like him in God’s timing to find a future wife who is strong in her faith first and foremost so they can grow closer to the Lord seperately and together. So thankful!πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

Good People?

I read a blog by my friend, a minister. He was addressing the “bad things happening to ‘good people'” thing people say as an excuse to be proud and reject Jesus. I love his perspectice and shared his blog and want to comment in agreement.

There is no one good. The entire argument is flawed with the ignorance and ego involved in thinking anyone is better than anyone else. No one is. We are all sinners saved by grace. Our Almighty God can make good or allow bad things to happrn to anyone at all because He is about drawing us closer to Him. He is the only One that matters. Everything away from Him will perish, everyone close to Him will be protected and someday, maybe just in eternity, rewarded with beautiful joy and peace and love. πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ