The heart of worship is surrender!
“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice – the kind He will accept. When you think of what He has done for you, is this too much to ask?” Romans 12:1 (NLT)
In today’s competitive culture we are taught to never give up and never give in—so we don’t hear much about surrendering. If winning is everything, surrendering is unthinkable. We would rather talk about winning, succeeding, overcoming, and conquering than yielding, submitting, obeying, and surrendering. But surrendering to God is the heart of worship.
As Joshua approached the biggest battle of his life, he encountered God, fell in worship before him, and surrendered his plans. That surrender led to a stunning victory at Jericho. This is the paradox: Victory comes through surrender.
Nothing is more powerful than a surrendered life in the hands of God. “So give yourselves completely to God.”
Point to Ponder: The heart of worship is surrender.
Verse to Remember: “Surrender your whole being to him to be used for righteous purposes.” Romans 6:13b (TEV)
Question to Consider: What area of my life am I holding back from God?