Last Sunday, we have the privilege in our church to be ushered into God’s wonderful presence by JPCC (Jakarta Praise Community Church) Worship Team led by Pastor Sidney Mohede. Some of JPCC’s songs are instruments in my personal walk with God and have been my anthem in one of the seasons of my life – songs like More than Enough and Jesus It Is You.
Then they have included in last Sunday’s song list is the song Surrender from their newest album Made Alive.
While singing the song, the Lord spoke to me: “Child, surrender to me”.
And I answered, “Lord, you know I have surrendered my life to you”.
And He said again, “Surrender”.
Then I cried. The Holy Spirit revealed to me what God is asking me to surrender.
Then I said, “Lord, I surrender to you my fears, my anxieties, my insecurities and my doubts”.
And when I said that prayer, God has poured out the peace that transcends beyond my understanding came upon me just as what is written in Philippians.
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
And when Pastor Sidney Mohede started his exhortation, I got confirmation on what the Lord spoke of me. It’s not just my life that he wanted, He just doesn’t want the good parts of me – God is interested in all of me and that includes my emotions, my thoughts and all my cares.
He ended up his exhortation with this:
Growing closer to God is not the result of trying harder but the result of surrendering more.
As a result, each day I surrender to God the good and the bad things in my life and I let my faithful God steer the wheel of my life. Because where would I be if not for His infinite grace and love.
Here’s the official video of JPCC Worship:
Update: I am following one blog site here in WordPress and have written a beautiful description of surrender – to surrender is brave.