"For the last time, surrender!"
(The Princess Bride)
I've been thinking much lately about the concept of surrendering. Specifically, surrendering my life to the One who created it and living a life where I willingly lay down my will and surrender to His.
Years ago, a kindred spirit asked me pointedly, "are you surrendered on that?"
That question is now a signature question between us. She keeps me grounded. She points me to Christ. She keeps me accountable. I love that and I love her.
As I've spent the greater part of today contemplating surrender and leading a surrendered life, the above quote keeps coming to mind.
I hate dying to self but death comes before surrender. I can't life a surrendered life until I lay down my selfish ambition and desires and embrace what He has for me. If I don't die to self, there is no room for anything else.
Surrender? DEATH FIRST!