Surrender All

This past week has revealed and reminded me what it means to lose everything that we’ve accrued on this earth. How fleeting our daily lives are in the face of a catastrophe that we have no control over. As we learned that many lost homes, possessions, pets, and even loved ones, the uncertainty of not having the basic needs that we’ve become so dependent on in our busy lives, including water, food, electric, and shelter, was unsettling. Catastrophe has a way of making you see things in a different perspective. When you take away the necessities of life that we have become so accustomed and dependent on, we realize how terribly fragile our lives really are.

What does it mean to surrender all to our God? Putting Him first and acknowledging His authority over all that we do and all that we have in our lives? Acknowledging His sovereignty as we daily yield our lives (surrender) to Him? God, in this moment, is awesome in power and ready to reveal Himself in our moments of need. And He may use us in these moments to be His hands and feet to others in need.

This past week’s teaching was about basic biblical principles on handling finances. In fact, the entire Bible reveals God’s design and offers us His basic principles for handling our life. God reveals Himself through His Word and we are privileged to be able to study Scripture divinely inspired by God, which is available to us for “doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV)

The storm has yet made His principles even clearer: “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8 37–38 NKJV)

Read: Psalm 46
(Joan Walker)
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.

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