Posts with the tag “surrender”

Growing Every Day
by Ed Newton on April 16th, 2024
"And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." - 2 Corinthians 3:18    Life is a journey of growth, of transformation, of becoming more like Christ with each passing day. But here's the thing: that journey never ends. As long as we're on this earth, God is always at w...  Read More
Beyond Human Strength
by Ed Newton on February 3rd, 2024
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6   Yesterday, we discussed the biblical character, Samson. Samson was a strong and imposing man, with strength unlike anyone around. The problem with Samson was, he depended on his own strength, rather than that of God. Does that soun...  Read More
Going All In on God's Calling
by Ed Newton on January 31st, 2024
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11   Have you ever made the decision to go all in on God’s calling for your life? This is different than giving your life to Christ. While that is the first step (and the most important), it is not the only step of obedience God calls us to take. At some poin...  Read More
The Purpose in Waiting
by Ed Newton on January 13th, 2024
"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31   Waiting is often seen as an inconvenience in a world that values instant gratification. Yet, in the divine economy of God, there's purpose woven into every season of anticipation. The why behind the wait is a myste...  Read More
The Daily Act of Surrender
by Ed Newton on December 9th, 2023
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship." - Romans 12:1   You've likely heard the phrase "surrender to Christ" before, but what does full surrender truly entail? Surrendering to Christ is not a one-time decision you make when you first give your life to Him. Inste...  Read More
The Power of Surrender
by Ed Newton on October 30th, 2023
"Then Jesus said to them all: 'Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.'" - Luke 9:23   Surrender is a concept that can be both profound and challenging. It calls us to yield control and acknowledge that God's plans are superior to our own. Yet, surrender is not a sign of weakness; rather, it's an expression of trust in God's wisdom and sove...  Read More
Is Your Heart Prepared for God's Mighty Work?
by Ed Newton on October 29th, 2023
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." - Psalm 51:10   Have you ever questioned whether your heart is truly ready for God to work mightily in your life? It's a vital inquiry that invites us to examine the condition of our innermost thoughts and intentions. Our hearts serve as the epicenter of our relationship with God. As Proverbs 4:23 wisely advises, "Above all e...  Read More
Breaking Free from Self-Imposed Limits
by Ed Newton on September 22nd, 2023
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." - Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)   In our journey of faith, we often unintentionally place limits on ourselves, hindering God from fully working in our lives. These self-imposed barriers can stem from fear, doubt, past failures, or a lack of confidence in God's limitless power. Howe...  Read More
Trusting God with Your Future
by Ed Newton on July 21st, 2023
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11   The future holds countless uncertainties and unknowns, often causing us to feel anxious and apprehensive. However, there is hope to be found because we serve a God who is worth trusting when it comes to our future. With this in mind, let's ex...  Read More
Surrendering All Aspects of Your Life
by Ed Newton on July 15th, 2023
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." - Proverbs 3:5   I want you to ask yourself a profound question: Do you trust God with your life? I'm not just talking about partial trust, but a complete surrender of all aspects of your being. Let's journey together and explore the depths of what this trust looks like. Trusting God is not a one-time decision; it's a ...  Read More
Surrendered for Greatness: Embracing God's Purpose
by Ed Newton on July 14th, 2023
"For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it." - Matthew 16:25   Picture this: You're standing at the edge of a vast ocean, ready to dive into the depths of an adventure that surpasses your wildest dreams. But to embark on this extraordinary journey, you must surrender your life to the greater purpose that God has in store for you. As believe...  Read More
Desperate for God
by Ed Newton on June 11th, 2023
"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God." - Psalm 42:1   Have you ever felt desperate for something in your life? Perhaps it was for a job, a relationship, or even a material possession. We all have experienced moments when we feel like we just can't go on without that one thing we desperately desire. But what if we shifted our focus and became desperate for God i...  Read More
Not My Will, But Yours Be Done
by Ministry Support on April 9th, 2022
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42)We have seen through this series of Revelation that the power of God will be put on display during the tribulation period. We know power is not something that will be newly attained, but something God has always had and will always have. That same power is at work in your life today.We see in Revel...  Read More

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