s u r r e n d e r | the father’s will

When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”

Psalm 27:8
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God is calling us to Surrender to His Will because it is far better than any outcome we could create ourselves.

Sometimes being close to the Father means walking down hard paths. In order to seek after Him it means stepping into hard situations because that’s where He is.

I think often times God is calling us to step with Him into a hard trial. I know my flesh hates this and I will try to look to any fleshly pleasure that I think would be better than simply Surrendering To The Father’s Will. If you’re like me, we run away from His will and say “no, you’re asking too much of me.” We say this because we don’t understand the bigger picture. If only we saw what He sees we would be saying, “Yes Lord, right away!” We could say this because we understand that He has our best in mind. We hesitate to go after what the LORD is calling us to because we are afraid of pain. What we don’t realize is disobedience ends up hurting us far more. We end up getting frustrated with ourselves and wishing we would have just obeyed when He called us to do the hard thing in the first place. 

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I have been reading about the children of Israel wandering in the desert. God told them to go claim the promise land and that He would give them victory. He promised His presence would go with them but they told him “no” because they were afraid of the giants and armies that “might” destroy them. God had already promised them Victory but they could not figure how that could be, because they were taking God out of the equation. Instead of watching the LORD Fight for them and receiving His blessing they chose to stay and rot in the desert.

God is calling us to Surrender to His Will because it is far better than any outcome we could create ourselves.

Surrender means stepping outside of your abilities and trusting that God WILL step in with His.

Surrender means letting go of your methods and instead walking in His.

Surrender to Jesus is not scary but serene and secure because He is promising our best.

Surrender is death to the flesh and resurrection to our spirit. It is freedom for our soul and captivity for our old nature. It is letting go of our ideas of happiness and embracing TRUE JOY. 

There is no greater place to be than in S u r r e n d e r. It is in that place that intimacy with Jesus is found.

Our Maker knows and loves us better than anyone (even ourselves). We Can Trust Him. 

Today I am Surrendering to the Will of my Father because it’s His face alone that I am seeking.

PC: Trinity Fisher

“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

Romans 12:1-2

Joy in the Process

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“Consider it pure JOY, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3

I get so excited to start something new and finish it, but it is the lagging in between that kills me. I want quick results! If I do not sense a good ending for something that I am starting and don’t see how the outcome is going to bring me the greatest instant results, I don’t like starting it and I especially don’t like walking through it. The in between season, between start and finish is called “the process.” It is hard because often times we do not know how it is going to end. I hate doing anything if I think its not going to end good. But, the question is when did I start thinking this way? Why does the process have to to be such a dreaded thing? Can I have Joy in the process? Is there even Joy to be found? The answer is YES! 100%! ABSOLUTELY! The Lord sees our process as good. HE designed the process and just as He says with everything HE makes, “IT IS GOOD.” Do we even comprehend the gravity of that Word GOOD. It is Perfect! It is Most Wonderful! I can be satisfied in the process because there is purpose in the process. I can delight in the long process because it is a thorough, detailed process that is cleansing to my soul and growth to my spirit. The longer the process the deeper and better the result. And boy! do I love seeing results. Most of my joy comes from the satisfaction of a good result but what if I could have joy in the satisfaction of a good process. I will not despise the process. It is actually pretty great. This is the time I get to be creative and put shape and add color to the unfinished work. It is not done yet so you know what that means, I can add anything to it that the Lord has provided me with. The materials He’s given for this work are very specific. I am in a season of stillness due to my health. I can not run around and take part in busy works. My health has restricted my diet to extremely healthy food only. I have always hated cooking and have always just had what is easy to grab and on the go. I can’t do that any more. I am confined to my house with little energy and a whole lot of dreams. At this point in my life it has made me think that being a wife and mother are so close around the corner. This terrifies me because I don’t cook and wives and mothers should cook, right??! Interesting that the two things I wanted to grow in were going deep in my intimacy with Jesus and cooking. Well, looks like I’ve got the time on my hands to do it. I can look at my season and view it as I am stuck in this or I can look at it as the gift it is. I’ve wanted to put intense focus on these areas of my life and now I get to. I wish I was just naturally a great cook and that I could go back to my last season were I communed with the Lord as I joined Him in serving His people. But now God has Called me to just Be, to Be Still. He has called me to be like Mary in the Bible sitting at Jesus’ feet and soaking in His word. I tend to be Martha, Mary’s sister. I love serving and filling my days with things to be busy and worried about. Do I fight the Lord and harm my health as I continue to try to be a Martha or do I yield to His gentle hand and embrace the gift He is holding out for me? YES! I will embrace it! I will run with it and bask in it, dancing in its beauty, because I have found joy in the process.