A Purpose Driven Life Chapter 10 - The Surrendered LifeChapter Overview: The life of worship is a surrendered life
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...
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