Good Morning Gorgeous,
It’s a brand new day. A fresh new start!
Every sunrise is a physical reminder that we can begin afresh.
Yesterday washed away in the darkness and bright hope appeared on the scene with the first slivers of light.
Within a very short period of time, the slivers give way to a brilliant sunrise and then daylight that lasts all day! Every morning, we are gifted with newness, freshness, and new hope.
Today can look different than yesterday.
Today can be the very turning point that you’ve been desperately seeking.
Today can be the day you partner with the Lord fully and completely.
Today can be the day that you let God into a situation that you have been attempting to solve solo.
Today can be the day that you rise and step ahead into purpose.
Today is such a gift that it’s called the present. That is no accident.
And walking in your purpose begins with agreement with God’s call on your life.
I find that the more I actively choose to submit everything over to Him, the more breakthrough I experience.
In my holding on to my old ways, I am held back from everything God has planned for me ahead in the promised land. As I hold on and hold back, I find that I stay stuck spinning my wheels chasing, but never catching.
Yet, in His mercy and grace and patience, He is teaching me a new way! He is showing me that when I partner with His plans and His ways, I am freed from chasing and never finding….
Instead, my fully submitted human hands paired with His Divine Hands accomplish great and mighty things that He had planned for me long ago.
With the Lord leading, guiding, equipping, and sustaining me, I am able to experience the impossible become possible. Aligned to the Lord, I can move into places far greater than I could dream up or accomplish alone. His destiny for me and for you is supernatural and full of miracles!
And the access to what He has for us is found in submission and prayer.
I had a huge breakthrough experience two Sundays ago in church. I have been praying for breakthrough in an area for years, and over the last few years I have been even more earnestly praying and crying out for the Lord to move in this area.
Because we don’t always see where or how the Lord is working, He may have been moving all along. Years I have prayed at my church altar for this gift from the Lord to manifest. The Lord was quiet. And that’s okay. He is God and I am not. He can be silent, and I am learning to still trust even when I can’t see.
But this Sunday, I was worshipping and singing this beautiful song that was new to me. The line that kept repeating was:
I lift my hands up and lay my whole life down.
So as I sang, I began to really lay my whole life down. I kept naming things I was laying down and giving to God. I submitted all to Him. I gave Him my most precious treasures and also my biggest struggles.
I gave Him my home. I invited Him in afresh to shine His healing light in every area of my home. That He would be on the throne and that He would lead my home in alignment to His Word.
I gave Him my children. I thanked Him for the gift of motherhood, and poured out how hard the job was. I asked for His help to steady my hands and anoint me afresh for this mountainous task of raising up healthy children for the kingdom.
I gave Him my marriage. I invited Him to come and strengthen us. To be the Head and lead us. To guide us in His wisdom and His ways.
I went on my friends and I also gave Him my job, my finances, my time, my gifts, my affections, my attention, my whole mind and my whole heart.
I also layed down some of the struggles I have: people pleasing, fears and worries, envious thoughts. All of the yuck and the hard parts, I layed down as well.
Just submitted it ALL!!! And I experienced a miracle. An absolute gift straight from the Father. A woman came over to me and asked if she could pray for me. As she began to pray, she started to pray for the very thing that I had been also praying for! And the Lord rushed in and answered! I was blown away that in an instant, my prayer was answered. Of course, it had been years of asking, but it was God’s perfect timing.
And I believe that the key to my breakthrough was total submission. It was the posture of my heart. I came to the end of my flesh and said yes to whatever God had planned.
This is the beautiful song we were singing. It a declaration and a heart cry all in one.
Friends, Don’t be scared of this kind of submission. You can trust God to lead the right way. His ways are good and pure and lead to destiny. His ways lead to the very purpose that your feet are planted on planet earth to accomplish!Today can be the day that you also give it all over to Him. Today can be the day that you are freed from having to be in control of everything and instead you get to rest in the Arms of a good, good Father who will lead you right to the promised land.
It’s as simple as, “Lord, give us hearts that are fully devoted to You. Give us minds that are single minded for Christ. Lord, help us to submit all that we are and all that we have to You.. let us trust in You in deeper levels. Let us release everything we’ve been clinging tightly to and let You have it so that we experience all that You have for us and our families. In Jesus’s name, Amen.