The Secret of Surrender

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Surrender your whole being to him to be used for righteous purpose.—Romans 6:13 (TEV)

Surrender can have a bad connotation in our culture: It can mean that you gave up or lost a battle. But when it comes to faith, surrendering to God is key to experiencing His love and mercy. Surrendering or offering yourself to Him, trusting and obeying His instructions even when they don’t make sense—these actions make you a winner in God’s eyes, for they are the heart of your faith.

Today's Prayer:

Lord, I am trying each and every day to let go of my desires in exchange for Your righteous purpose.

Adapted from 60 Days of Prayer, a new publication from Guideposts