Growing up in a pastor’s home, I’m so grateful for the dedication and faithfulness my parents modeled and instilled in my siblings and me from a young age. Church and God have always had a huge place in my life…but it wasn’t until college where the truth of these two passages truly began to sink in. I learned by God’s grace that He wasn’t asking me to make Him a big part of my life or even the most significant piece. No, He had something even better for me…as my Author and Creator, He knew that true growth in Him starts by surrendering my whole life to God…surrendering all the pieces. All my goals, all my decisions, all my possessions, all my time, all my talents, and all that I treasured…He asks for it all. And while I’ll be the first to say I in no way have done it perfectly, I can truly attest to being renewed day by day despite the many limits I encounter daily.
Lord, please grow my love for You even deeper. Please help me not lose heart when it gets hard, and may You help me surrender my whole being all the more as I live.