Our days are full of moments that we catalog in the record book of our hearts for later, for the tomorrows and soon-to-be in the memory of our living. The living is tattooed here in this place of our remembering and we visit it often, sometimes we settle there and wait with nothing but hoped-for-wishes of what should have been, could have been, and we miss that renderings.
These tangibles are comfortable as we rehearse our hopes in the scattering of ourselves. Sometimes we relive the joy and with others we wet the pages of our today with the already dried tears of yesterday never fully surrendering the moment for what it was.
I have been thinking about the collection of memories lately, the necessity of surrender, and how trusting God enables us to place them all in His Book securely. We need to understand the power of surrender, the discipline of submission and the faith that comes with sacrificial trust.
Surrender requires a large dose of faith anchored by trust.
Trust is forged in the furnace of living faith moment by moment and day by day.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, friends, and the very evidence of that which we cannot see with our natural eyes. (Hebrews 11:1) And without faith, it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God, for those that come to God must believe that he IS, that he is exactly who HE says He is (and He will do exactly what He says He will do). (Hebrews 11:6)emphasis mine
You can find me talking about Trusting God in the Risky Surrender over at my friend Starla’s today. I would love to have you join us there today!
Praying for trust to grow as you surrender to Him!
Author, writer and speaker, Dawn is passionate about many things: God, Family, Prayer, Food, and the Word. You can find her writing about those hard questions, reasoning and rejoicing in God’s grace and mercy for those who are walking this journey to grace on her website, Journeys In Grace.(www.journeysingrace.com)