How do we surrender daily?


By saying we are sorry and receiving His forgiveness.

Jesus taught us (in Matthew 6:12) to pray, "...forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us." Ask Jesus to reveal any lies that you may be believing about His character or intentions towards you. Are there any areas in your life where you are not living in agreement with God's Word? Say you're sorry and receive God's forgiveness. Commit to following Jesus in this area. Are there any wounds you are carrying from those who have hurt you? Forgive them now and release them to Jesus. 

By asking for His provision and protection.

There is nothing too big or small to bring to God in prayer. Our Father wants us to live by faith in His power. As we do, He promises to meet our daily needs. That's why (in Matthew 6:11) Jesus taught us to pray to our Father, "Give us today the food we need," and then just two verses later,  "...don't let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one." Lean into the mighty arms of your good Father today, and let Him care for you. 

By giving God control.

We all have burdens that we carry, those things that cause us fear and anxiety. Surrendering control to Jesus allows us to give all our heavy burdens to Him and let them go. Jesus wants you to identify the things that are weighing heavy on your heart, overwhelming you, or causing fear. Ask for His guidance and declare your trust and dependence on Jesus for each specific need. 

By inviting His Spirit to fill us.

One of the most amazing privileges of the Christian life, beyond the wonder of salvation, is that God wants to live in us by His Spirit. Just as the Spirit descended like a dove on Jesus after He was baptized, He wants to fill our lives as well. We should pray every day for a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit, so we can partner with God to accomplish His will by His strength and for His glory. This is what King Jesus meant when He taught us to pray, "May Your Kingdom come soon. May Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10)