Green Eyed View

The Ramblings of a Green-Eyed Gal

Surrender March 11, 2007

Filed under: Ponderings — sarah j. @ 9:56 pm

This weekend I went with many women from my church, The Grove, on a women’s retreat to Castle Bluff, which is a camp/retreat center in the Buffalo River Valley. I had an INCREDIBLE TIME. There are really amazing women at the Grove! I was blessed to have the opportunity to get to know some of these women a little better, and began friendships with some I hadn’t yet known at all. And the location–WOW. We were in the middle of God’s glorious creation in nature. He is so creative! It was BEAUTIFUL.

And, most importantly, I got to spend time with God in His word and through our study, which was on becoming a woman of excellence [essentially…becoming Christ-like and our identity in Him]. The weekend simply was not long enough!! I realized that this morning [Sunday] as we were wrapping up and were to talk on our last topic, and only had 20 minutes to do so. The topic was Surrender. I for one thought that needed a whole day, haha! πŸ™‚

I had a teeny tiny disappointment, because I was really hoping and praying and seeking for God to speak to me in a profound way. I really wanted and yearned for an “AHA!!” moment with Him from some divine revelation. That did not happen, but it is OK!!!! God gave me some solid nuggets and gems of His Truth, which are glorious and wonderful. I had little “ahas”. πŸ™‚ I trust Him to expand on those however He chooses in the next few days as I process the weekend. I always need time to process and reflect on things…. πŸ™‚

I learned a new worship song this weekend. Its called Surrender, and the words are really powerful to me. Songs and poetry so often speak to my heart. I know I just posted a song, but I wanted to share the words of this song. I don’t know who wrote the song or performed it, so I cannot give credit to the artist. 😦 It may be a familiar song to some, but I had never heard it before.


I’m giving You my heart And all that is within
I lay it all down For the sake of You my King
I’m giving You my dreams I’m laying down my rights
I’m giving up my pride For the promise of new life

And I surrender All to You, All to You
And I surrender All to You, All to You

I’m singing You this song I’m waiting at the cross
And all the world holds dear I count it all as loss
For the sake of knowing You For the glory of Your name
To know the lasting Joy Even sharing in Your pain

That is a cry of my heart!! To surrender all to my Lord. And why shouldn’t I? The life that I live is not mine, but it is Christ’s, who lives in me. My dreams, rights, and pride are “rubbish” πŸ™‚ compared to His glory. Much is to be made of Him, and Him alone.


One Response to “Surrender”

  1. shelli j. Says:

    mmmm…good post

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