As I write this I am sitting in a kibbutz in Northern Israel. When you read this I will be celebrating Shabbat with my friends. I will admit that right now it is cold and rainy and not very exciting, but I have no “agenda” and looking forward to simply enjoying some down time and the ability to LISTEN to what HE wants me to do.
Today I was listening to music. Something I rarely get to do anymore. A Facebook friend put up a song from a group I had never heard before so I started listening to their songs. There was one called, “Multiplied” that I enjoyed. The words made me realize that I needed to completely surrender to HIM in order to multiply.
As I looked for verses about surrender, the words that came up were, “submit,” “give me your heart,” and “present your bodies.” So many different ones.
Jeremiah 10:23 Adonai, I know that the way of humans is not in their control, humans are not able to direct their steps as they walk.
Proverbs 23:26 My son, give me your heart; let your eyes observe my ways.
Romans 12:1 I exhort you, therefore, brothers, in view of God’s mercies, to offer yourselves as a sacrifice, living and set apart for God. This will please him; it is the logical “Temple worship” for you.
All three of these verses show a surrender to God. We need to understand that we are set apart and need to be ready to be LIVING for Him. I am relearning this myself.
Proverbs tell us that we are supposed to “give HIM your heart.” Listen to WISDOM. When we surrender to HIM and let HIM direct our steps, I truly believe that we will see things multiply.
I have attached the link to the song. LISTEN to the Words. Here is one stanza:
God of mercy sweet love of mine, I have surrendered to Your design,May this offering stretch across the skies And these Halleluiahs be multiplied!
As you enter 2020, SURRENDER to HIS DESIGN. Then give a Hallelujah to HIM and let them be multiplied!
Stand encouraged and with HIM. Watch HIM multiply…
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