“Show me Your ways, Lord, teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your Truth and teach me, for Your are God My Savior, and my Hope is in You all day long.” Psalm 25:4-5 NIV
I had been scared about God’s reference to submission from time to time. I thought it was about breaking my spirit. What I have come to understand is that a transition occurs, a surrender, as we come closer to God. Our desires become His desires. Our ways begin to reflect His ways. Our heart begins to reflect His heart. Whether I realized it or not, I had already started to submit. My heart had softened to hear His Word and accept His direction (and sometimes correction!). It turns out not to be scary after all. Anything but. It turns out to be an easier, more peaceful, joyful way to live. Casting all my cares on Him.
I began to pray:
“Father I surrender all things to You: myself, my daughter, my family, my choices, my life, and all that is in it. I trust that You only want what is best. You see all. You know all. You LOVE me. Thank you, Lord.”