Friday, February 23, 2018

A Purpose Driven Life - Chapter 10

A Purpose Driven Life Chapter 10 - The Surrendered Life

Chapter Overview:  The life of worship is a surrendered life

The surrendered life - hipster with bible thinking

2011 (40 years old)

Rick wrote a lot about surrender in this chapter  I thought it was interesting that surrender can mean different things depending on your age.  The older you get the more you may feel like time is running out to make your mark.  People want to be remembered. At the same time, that desire and ambition must be surrendered too. Rick again wrote about trust in that to totally surrender to God you have to be able to trust him unconditionally.  He said that surrendered trust is saying to God 'no matter what comes my way, I'm going to accept it as coming from your hand as a tool for my growth and not ask for it to be taken away'. It's not a blind trust/surrender. You have to surrender with you eyes open, so to speak.

2016 (45 years old)

The heart of worship is surrender. What area of life am I holding back from God?  Finances?  It's definitely an interesting question. Two quotes from this chapter that got me thinking were A.W. Tozer 'The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little progress is because they haven't come to the end of themselves.'  Our struggle is often with Him when we think it's with our circumstances or other people.  And the other quote was by Bill Bright - I made a contract with God - actually wrote it down and signed it. From this day forward I am a slave if Christ.  This made me think of a sermon I'd recently heard about 'slaves, servants, and friends'.

  • Slaves stay outside, don't get invited in, and only do what they are told.  
  • Servants work inside, and only do what they are told. 
  • Friends are obviously different...


For background on what these 'Purpose Driven Life' posts are about, click this link.
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 1 - Its Not About Me
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 2 - You Are Not an Accident
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 3 - What Drives You?
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 4 - Eternity In Our Hearts
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 5 - What is Life?
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 6 - Life on Earth is a Temporary Assignment
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 7 - The Reason for Everything
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 8 - You Were Planned for God's Pleasure
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 9 - What Makes God Smile?
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 11 - Friend of God
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 12 - Friend of God II
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 13 - Worship That Pleases God
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 14 - When God Isn't There
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 15 - Part of God's Family
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 16 - What Matters Most
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 17 - You Belong
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 18 - Life is Meant to be Shared
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 19 - Made for Community
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 20 - Restoring Broken Fellowship
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 21 - Unity of the Church
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 22 - Transformed to be Like Christ
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 23 - Transformed by Thought
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 24 - Transformed By Truth
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 25 - Transformed by Trouble
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 26 - Transformed by Temptation
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 27 - Defeating Temptation
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 28 - It Takes Time
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 29 - Shaped for Serving God
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 30 - Our Place in Serving
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 31 - Finding Your Specific Purpose
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 32 - Using What God Gave You
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 33 - How Real Servants Act
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 34 - Thinking Like a Servant
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 35 - God Uses Our Weaknesses
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 36 - You Were Made for a Mission
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 37 - Sharing Your Life Message
  • My Appendix to Chapter 37
  • My Testimony Based on Chapter 37
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 38 - Becoming a World-Class Christian
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 39 - Balance
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 40 - Living With Purpose
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