Vital signs- Wednesday, April 6th, 2022


Everybody Surrenders to Something


Everybody surrenders to something or someone in life. If not to God, you'll surrender to popular opinion, to money, to resentment or fear, or to your own pride, lust, and ego. We were designed to worship something, and when we fail to worship God, we create gods (idols) to surrender ourselves to. E. Stanley Jones said, "If you don't surrender to Christ, you surrender to chaos." You're free to choose what you surrender to, but you're not free from the consequences of that choice: "So give yourselves completely to God." (James 4:7 NCV) Surrender is not the best way to live; it is the only way to live. Nothing else works. All other approaches lead to frustration, disappointment, and self-destruction. Surrendering your life is not a foolish emotional impulse but a rational, intelligent act, the most responsible and sensible thing you can do with your life. Your wisest moments will be those when you say yes to God:


“So we make it our goal to please him ." (2 Corinthians 5:9 NIV)


20 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Fully Alive When Helping Others At the end of your life on earth you will stand before God, and he is going to evaluate how well you served others with your life. Think about the implications of that.

Confession Leads to Transformation God allows a crisis to get our attention, and then he uses the crisis to develop our character. One thing that signals we're changing is when we confess that we are

Serving Should Define Your Life Service is not something to be tacked onto our schedules when we can spare the time. It is the heart of the Christian life. Jesus came "to serve" and "to give" - and th