Deeper Life: The art of surrender

We forget to thank the grape,

while drinking the wine –

but He’s the one, who can teach us

how to surrender.

Sometimes, we’re called to be crushed

for the sake of another.

Sometimes in our walk of faith, we are called to “turn the other cheek” for the greater good of God’s plan. Jesus said “there is no greater love than to lay down our lives for our friends.”

Though we aren’t all called to heroicly sacrifice our physical lives for the greater good, we are all called to surrender our egos to live from a soulful place of union with God’s loving guidance. This can be hard, but it always leads to the best possible outcome in the long run.

Saint Gianna Molla said “Love and Sacrifice are closely linked, like the sun and the light. We cannot love without suffering and we cannot suffer without love.”

In what areas of life do you allow your ego to be “crushed” for the sake of loving another? What area of life are you struggling to surrender to God’s will right now? Comment below, and I’ll be delighted to provide encouragement and keep you in my prayers. 

God, give us the grace to surrender completely to your will. Help us let go of our egoic attachment to the superficial things of life in order to trust You completely, regardless of how difficult the journey is. In Jesus name we pray, Amen

Written by Nicky Gant, copywrite 8/15/2018

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