Only when we surrender unto Him are we truly alive

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
~Luke 9:23-24, ESV ~

The very inspiration of a mindful Christian life brings us the possibilities that do not come from our own interests. They originate through Christ. It requires daily surrendering in order for us to free ourselves from captivity of our own flesh. We are restored to a more spiritual state where we are in community of others who are growing and maturing in their own faith.

Prior to the Christian spiritual awakening and rebirth, we were lost in our own ways. Driven by passions and self-indulgences, we became ashamed of who we were. This is due to our inadequacies of escaping the trappings of our minds, our hearts, and our pride. The inability to see outside of ourselves prevented us from seeking help. We only believed that surrender meant defeat and humiliation.

The many times we’ve strove to find ourselves, defined who we are, and develop some sense of meaning and purpose became lost when those desires and passions continued to hold us captive.

True Christian spiritual living requires us to sacrifice our self-interests and surrendering unto God’s divine grace. Only then, are we truly alive in Christ. Today, let go of the life you thought you have planned out for yourself and recognize the need to surrender. Knowing that each passing day is the day to give ourselves over to the care of God so that Christ may reign through us.

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3 thoughts on “Only when we surrender unto Him are we truly alive

  1. Thanks it is letting go of self interests, and learn discernment to do as led by God not self or mankind. Just to do as led to do, whether it be giving money to or not.

    I am learning this daily, how to let go and let God. Kind of like standing on the ledge of a mountain and hear JUMP! My natural reaction is no way, if I jump off, I will be left to uncontrollable circumstances.

    Now I am speaking in Spirit, JUMP OFF. Let Go, Trust God to catch you in the palm of his hand, to lead you from there on out to what he gives you, to be new in his risen Son for you. Me I see and yet need much learning still. Yet am safe in his love and mercy for me and all the world to turn to him in belief too.

    You have come a long way Brother, as I see Father is teaching you new. me too

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    1. I am not sure if it is about letting go of our self-interests per say. However, developing discernment definitely takes time, and cultivating an intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father. And, definitely, does require us to have faith to jump off.

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