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Surrender

I don't have a fitting picture for this post. In fact, I wasn't planning on posting but something has jumped out at me so I have to pass it along. I attended a ladies luncheon Saturday afternoon and we all took a personality test of sorts. (It was no big shock that I fell into the Romantics category.) I'm against applying psychology to the Bible but this was not that and it was actually helpful. Since I already know quite a lot about my own personality =) I was paying more attention to the other categories. I was suddenly (and I mean out of the blue, noman's land) teary-eyed as I listened... The person with a Questioning personality tends to be fearful but the opposite spectrum of that flaw is a virtue: faith! The speaker said, "A Questioner, though fearful themselves, admires courage in others and because he/she has experienced deep fear, knows the value of complete surrender." It was the word surrender that did me in.

Steve and I taught the 4th & 5th grade class at church Saturday night and our lesson was on believing Jesus is God. After I got home, I started to prepare my post for Sunday (I don't actually write the post on Sundays because it's my day of rest). I popped over to Love Worth Finding and the message there was about the Lordship of Jesus. Just what we taught the kids in class. Then it asked, "Are you an independant person?" Got me thinking back to those personality tests. Then this: We often speak of commitment, but the real question is surrender. When you're committed, you're in control; when you surrender, you relinquish control.

It's humbling to admit this but most everyday I don't know what I'm going to write here in this little blog. I very rarely have a plan or a specific topic. But when things fall into place, like they did Saturday, I know it's exactly what God wants me to write. So, I don't have a lovely photo today, but I'm certain that God has put the Love Worth Finding message in our path today specifically for one of you. Please go read the message and see if it's for you.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful post today! I'll share as well. Lack of self-discipline in my walk with Christ. I know what it takes and what to do, most of the time I don't do it. I make the choice to let other things fill my time when I need to spend it with Him.

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  2. I am hardheaded and independent and I have to give back to the Lord many things that I gave Him yesterday........ I raised two boys along and I had to learn to wear a lot of hats.......... so always the question between me and God....... Is it hats off today?

    Some days is has been just a laughing matter of some non significant thing but many times it is of the upmost importance that I relinquish control.......

    Great post...... thought provoking...........

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  3. Beautiful post (my first time here, found you through your comment on Tara's blog).

    Peaceful day to you!
    Tracie

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  4. Glad to have you stop by my blog! I love your site! I'll be seeing you soon!

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  5. Hey Sis - I had to do some "Surrendering" myself lately... Giving it up to God, as they say. Totally, and Completely. Getting rid of something I had no control over, and letting God deal with it. Surrendering.
    I am so glad I stopped by - You are so wonderful Miss Polly :) I am now clicking on the link you provided so
    I am off to read the message!
    hugs - xoxo Sher

    (P.S. - I hope You don't mind that I call you Sis!!)

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  6. Lovely weel stated post. So meaningful. Thank you ...Mary

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  7. That word is suppose to be well. I thought I could spell LOL...Mary

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  8. What a perfect post for the Lords Holy day! "Surrender", to have faith that God will lead your life into the path of your divine purpose. I try to teach my children too, to put their trust in God and surrender fully to him for the answers they are searching for and to live a meaningful and joyful life.
    Thank you for this truly beautiful post today!
    Jo-Anne

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  9. Beautifully said!!

    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  10. "Holy property" that is good.
    Polly I found this video of the guys playing Undo: http://guitarpunk.wordpress.com/2007/05/28/worship-guitar-lesson-undo-by-rush-of-fools/

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  11. I was over at the stone gatherer and saw that you had come by my site and prayed..

    I want to thank you... you have no idea how much that means to me..

    this has been a rough road and I know that our precious Savior has carried me and heard the cries of many prayers..

    so thank you so much
    Connie

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  12. Polly,
    What a wonderful post. That was just what I needed to read today. Thank you so much for sharing. I often think to myself that I know what I need to do, but I just need to get off my lazy hind-end and do it as He would have me do it.
    I would be very interested in hearing more about the personality test and which category I would fit into.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Dee Dee

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  13. What a wonderful, thought provoking post. Thank you for sharing from one who needed reminded.

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  14. That was a very good post.I liked reading the link as well.
    Good job...keep it up.
    Be blessed,
    Joyce

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