June 25, 2007

Surrendering to God


Today my preschooler came downstairs to see me just before I finished my Bible study.  As she climbed up into my arms, I remembered how I need to crawl into the arms of my Father to receive His comfort and peace throughout my day.  As she asked me to change her diaper, I thought about how I need to ask God to change me, even when I don't feel like being changed.  As she asked me to walk with her to get her milk, I realized how I need to invite Jesus to walk with me through my day - in His presence there is peace, security, love, hope...

As I reflect on the things I do for my children, I realize that I am becoming more Christ-like each day.  I'm not all the way there, of course, not by a long shot!  But I'm learning to set aside my goals and my agenda to surrender to what He wants me to do, even when I'm busy, cranky, tired, moody, or just don't feel like it.

Lord, thank you that You always open Your arms to me.  Change me, Lord, and walk with me today.  Amen.

Posted by jennbeck at June 25, 2007 07:14 AM