Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Remember surrender

 
There is peace in the surrender.
 
When you loosen your grip on things, and feel the blood rush back into your knuckles, from clinching on so tighly.
 
You see, I have this revolving door, I seem to get stuck in all the time. I give something up, and then in the stillness of the morning, as I lay in bed, staring into the darkness of the ceiling, and find my mind so focused on that thing I gave up. I realize I picked it back up at some point. And then go back to lay it down.
 
And each time I lay it down a peace comes over me.
 
A peace that I am not in control.
 
A whisper that softly echo's into my heart that says...... "I got this. You are not in control, I am. I will fight for you, you need only be still. Nothing happens beyond my knowledge, and I am still on the throne. Let it go, dont carry more than you were created to carry. Let me, I am the great I Am."
 
"Remember surrender
Remember the rest
Remember that weight lifting off of your chest
And realizing that it's not up to you and it never was

Remember surrender
Remember relief
Remember how tears rolled down both of your cheeks
As the warmth of a heavenly father came closing in
 
I want to do that again
Why can't I live there
And make my home
In sweet surrender
I want to do so much more than remember

Remember surrender
Remember peace
Remember how soundly you fell fast asleep
In the face of your troubles your future still shone like the morning sun

Remember surrender
Remember that sound
Of all of those voices inside dying down
But one who speaks clearly of helping and healing you deep within

I want to do that again
Why can't I live there
And make my home
In sweet surrender
I want to do so much more than remember
Remember
Oh surrender"
 
~Sara Groves - Remember Surrender
 
I cannot control pretty much anything. I can however love people. I can determine my attitude. I can choose to lay it down again and again and again. And wake up tomorrow and choose to lay it down 100 more times. Because somehow I find it hard to leave there at his feet. But I think he honors it though. I think he honors the surrender. Even if you have to surrender 100 times in a day. Its the time you white knuckle it, and try so hard to change things that are not yours to change, that it greives him.

Sitting at his feet and letting it go,
Tina
 


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