As we grow in God we want more. There’s a hunger that goes beyond the breaking of bread with the saints, even the joy-filled times of worship – we long to see God’s glory! If you are reaching for the glory of God, there is one thing that is certain that you have to do – surrender! One of the hardest things in this life is to really, truly surrender to God all of our hopes, our dreams, our desires. Let’s face it, we want certain things and as we seek for them, we feel that they are good things and we should have them. Yet, our vision is often limited – even if what we desire is a God-planted desire, often our time table is not in line with the best plan God has for our lives. Thus, we have need to come to the place of surrender again – not just to things, but to the very times of our lives.
My daughter Deborah Anthony heard God ask her the question, if she could give Him thirty days of her life? A simple request. What she found out that it was not so simple, and her journey through 30 days of surrendering to God is journaled in her devotional, "Fully Surrendered". If you have not read this power – packed devotional, and better yet walked through it yourself, I encourage you to go to Amazon and purchase it. There are also "live feeds" on this journey presented by Deborah on You Tube. This journey has the potential of not only altering your life, but bringing you into that place where you can see God’s glory!
9 So with deep love,I pray for my disciples.
I’m not asking on behalf of the unbelieving world,
but for those who belong to you,
those you have given me.
10 For all who belong to me now belong to you.
And all who belong to you now belong to me as well,
and my glory is revealed through their surrendered lives.John 17:9-10 (The Passion Translation)