Surrender is both a definite decision and a lifelong process that happens day by day. It starts when we consciously decide to hand over our will and life to God. But it does not end there. . . . Each new day we will need to renew our act of surrender and offer ourselves to God again. Shifting from a self-centered lifestyle to a God-centered one takes a lifetime.
—Trevor Hudson, One Day at a Time: Discovering the Freedom of 12-Step Spirituality (Upper Room Books, 2007)
In today’s reflection, Trevor Hudson describes surrender as a lifelong process. Why do you think that might be true? Join the conversation.
Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”
—Matthew 16:24 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
Dear God, I admit that I cannot live life on my own power. I trust that you love me and want what is best for me. Please help me each day to seek your guidance, to love other people, and to live in a way that pleases you. Amen. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
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