Retro Q and A 2012
Q: How do I surrender to the Lord’s leading?
A: I recently was at an event hosted by a local mega-church and the Pastor from that church led us in a time of prayer. At the beginning of the prayer, he asked each of us to speak the word “EVERYTHING” into the palm of our hand and then raise that open hand toward the Lord and offer EVERYTHING up to the Lord in prayer. That is it. It is EVERYTHING offer in prayer.
Moment by moment, experience by experience. Everything is under His command, His Lordship.
After you have offered EVERYTHING to the Lord, then you must be prepared to respond in obedience to go where ever He leads. It is like you are carrying 2 cards in your hand – written on one is “YES” and the other “NO.” Picture yourself sitting across a table from the Lord having a meeting about an area of your life that He wants to lead: volunteering in or lead a ministry, inviting a less than lovely neighbor to church, taking your child out of public school to begin homeschooling, going on an all women’s mission trip to India, stepping down from an area of service within the church, etc.? How will you respond to the Lord’s request for you to take this radical step? Which card would you put on the table, your YES or NO? He desires for you to put your YES on the table willingly.
“Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” Matthew 5:37