Intimacy with God begins with us surrendering to Him. Surrendering to God demonstrates our relationship of love, trust and faith with God.
The value of surrender is experienced when we surrender our will to God. Daily, as we spend time with God, we acknowledge Him as Lord of our lives. By acknowledging God’s lordship in our lives, we position ourselves to hear His voice.
The psalmist tells us to "take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." (Psalm 37:4) The Hebrew word translated ”delight” means “to be soft or pliable”. Intimacy with God leads to us becoming soft and pliable in His hands, like clay in the hands of the Master Potter.
An intimate relationship with God will lead us, like Jesus, to be able to pray, "not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42)
As we begin each day may our prayer express the same sentiment as David when he wrote: "Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life." (Psalm 143:8)
Mike and Daphne