D A I L Y . S U R R E N D E R

Occasionally, I will post verses, songs or quotes that speak to my heart. I hope it blesses you, too!

02.28.13

 

Today I had the priveledge to speak at a beautiful Women's Bible Study. I was welcomed so warmly and with such love that I will never forget my time there. It was an incredible blessing to worship with such kind women by sharing our weaknesses and praising God for His strength.

02.20.13

 

"Instead, be filled with the Spirit,  speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Ephesians 5:18b-20

01.16.13

 

A friend of mine sent this to me and I was very moved by it. Thank you, you know who you are!

 

"Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In Your love You kept me from the pit of destruction; You have put all my sins behind Your back. For the grave cannot praise You, death cannot sing Your praise; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness. The living, the living - they praise You, as I am doing today; parents tell their children about Your faithfulness. The Lord will save me, and we will sing with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the temple of the Lord."

Isaiah 38:17-20

12.06.12

 

The God of love and peace will be with you!

11.30.12

 

Recently, I have been asked by many to pray for them. I have felt honored and blessed by these requests and growing in my own faith through the prayer. Have a beautiful Friday serving our Lord!

11.28.12

 

After a wonderful reception with my doctors, nurses and therapists and today celebrating my best friend and husband's 30th birthday I'm full of joy. My cup overflows. Just incredibly thankful to the Lord for His unconditional love and ever-present help through the good and difficult times.

11.20.12

 

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good.

His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:1

11.18.12

 

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

11.16.12

 

This will always mean so much to me:

"Rest in Me, oh weary one, for this is an act of worship." 

 

Rest allows us to be still, be prayerful and be listening to God's voice. Love this.

11.15.12

 

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16:33

11.13.12

 

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.

Matthew 18:20

11.11.12

 

"For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."

Philippians 1:21

11.09.12

 

Exercise your freedom to pray!

11.08.12

 

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deedsand glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16

11.07.12

 

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

1 Timothy 2:1-2

11.06.12

 

On this election day, I think it's important and comforting to remember that no matter who is president, Jesus will always be King!

 

"I have searched to find
The meaning of this life
Something that would fill my empty soul
Some believe a lie to start this over lie?
But I will stand and let the whole world know

I choose Jesus
I choose Jesus
The One who first chosen me

I stand unashamed
Trusting in one Name
'Cause I have seen the cross and I believe
His choice comes at a cost
All other things are lost
No other love could mean so much to me

I choose Jesus
I choose Jesus
The One who first chosen me
I choose Jesus
I choose Jesus
For now and eternity

He choose to love me when I felt unlovable
He choose to reach me when I felt unreachable
He carried me out of my fear and doubt
I want the world to know
I choose Jesus

I choose Jesus
I choose Jesus
The One who first chosen me

I don't want anyone but you
My Jesus

I choose Jesus
I choose Jesus
For now and eternity"

I Choose Jesus - Moriah Peters

11.03.12

 

Trusting that God knows what He is doing way better than I do. I am in His care and so are you! What a comfort.

11.02.12

 

I love You, LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:1-2

11.01.12

 

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:3-6

10.31.12

 

I have been receiving the gift of encouragement and prayer from dear friends and family as I taper my meds. I have had the onset of yet another rash. Maybe it will stop there or maybe I will have to go on more medication. All I know is, this has motivated me to pursue Christ more deeply and have faith in all circumstances. I do not want to fear the future, I want to make the most of each day. All I can do is trust that flare-up or not, I am reflecting Christ's love. I consider THAT a full and meaningful life... if I can actually follow through with it. I know more than ever that God has the ability to use us no matter what we are enduring. That is exciting and comforting!

10.30.12

 

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"

Matthew 6:25-27

10.29.12

 

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19

10.28.12

 

If I could just live like this everyday...  what an awesome reminder!

 

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

Philippians 2:3

10.27.12

 

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 

John 15:5

10.26.12

 

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

10.25.12

 

Am reminded today to pray with FERVOR, DEEP FAITH AND EXPECTATION that God is faithful to answer. Amen!

10.24.12

 

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that He considered me faithful, appointing me to His service.

1 Timothy 1:12

10.23.12

 

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to
do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:18

10.21.12

 

"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

Matthew 5:14

10.20.12

 

Love this verse!

10.19.12

 

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

Luke 12:22-26

10.18.12

 

Having true faith in God can be difficult, because it means trusting regardless of whether or not we get to see His redeeming outcome.

10.17.12

 

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:1

10.16.12

 

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:17

10.15.12

 

All we need is Christ... not Christ plus something!

10.14.12

 

Sometimes I think 
What will people say of me 
When I'm only just a memory 
When I'm home where my soul belongs 

Was I love 
When no one else would show up 
Was I Jesus to the least of those 
Was my worship more than just a song 

I want to live like that 
And give it all I have 
So that everything I say and do 
Points to You 

If love is who I am 
Then this is where I'll stand 
Recklessly abandoned 
Never holding back

I want to live like that

 

Live Like That - Sidewalk Prophets

10.11.12

 

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge."

Psalm 62:5-8

10.10.12

 

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."

1 Peter 5:7

10.09.12

 

"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."

Ephesians 2:8-9

10.08.12

 

"Great is Thy faithfulness," O God my Father,

There is no shadow of turning with Thee;

Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not

As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.


"Great is Thy faithfulness!" "Great is Thy faithfulness!"

Morning by morning new mercies I see;

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—

"Great is Thy faithfulness," Lord, unto me


Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,

Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,

Join with all nature in manifold witness

To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.


Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;

Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!



 

10.07.12

 

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing,because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For,

“Whoever would love life
    and see good days
must keep their tongue from evil
    and their lips from deceitful speech.

They must turn from evil and do good;
    they must seek peace and pursue it.


For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous

and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”

 

1 Peter 3:8-14

10.06.12

 

"Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me."

Psalm 51:12

10.05.12

 

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Matthew 6:19-21

10.04.12

 

"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."

Ephesians 4:31

10.03.12

 

Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.

He gives strength to the weary

    and increases the power of the weak.

Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;

but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,

the will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:28-31

10.02.12

 

"If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."

Matthew 21:22

10.01.12

 

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

though its waters roar and foam

  and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalm 46:1-3

09.28.12

 

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?

To act justly and to love mercy

  and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

09.27.12

 

A friend of mine has twin daughters who fell asleep singing this song together the other night. It is so simple, yet so true and beautiful!

"Father, I adore You. I lay my life before You. How I love You."

09.26.12

 

"The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."

Psalm 18:2

09.25.12

 

A friend led me to this verse and I will hold it close to my heart today and always.

 

"The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Deuteronomy 31:8

09.24.12

 

Praise the LORD.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

His love endures forever.

Psalm 106:1

09.23.12

 

The song Joe and I dedicated to Riley when he was born. Still touches my heart in a special way...

 

When through the woods

And forest glades I wander
I hear the birds
Sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down
From lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook
And feel the gentle breeze;

Then sings my soul
My Savior, God, to Thee
How great thou art
How great thou art
Then sings my soul
My Savior, God, to Thee
How great Thou art

09.21.12

 

"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song."

Psalm 28:7

09.20.12

 

"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever."

1 John 2:15-17

09.19.12

 

I have been blessed to see such beautiful creation here in Maine and Massachusetts. God's artistry is evident in all directions.

 

"The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.

They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.

Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,

   their words to the ends of the world."

Psalm 19:1-4

09.17.12

 

Sorry, I've been bad about posting verses. I am on vacation (woohoo!) and have been thinking about God grace a lot. I never thought I would be able to go on a vacation again and just one year after my worst symptoms, here I am. Incredibly thankful and blessed.

 

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God."

Ephesians 2:8

09.14.12

 

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility, consider others better than yourselves."

Philippians 2:3

09.13.12

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to Him

and He will make your paths straight.

09.12.12

 

"Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ." - Galatians 1:10

09.11.12

 

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.

Psalm 145:13-14

09.10.12

 

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:21

09.09.12

 

Was SO blessed by this morning's worship! It was extremely powerful and moving! Here's one of the songs we sang together...

 

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,

Here is the love of Christ I stand.

 

"In Christ Alone"

09.08.12

 

Shine your light, I wanna feel you now
God I need a miracle
Take my heart, make it glow
Shine your light from the inside out
I wanna be more like you

If you are the sun, I wanna be the moon

 

Sun and Moon - Phil Wickham

09.07.12

 

 

All this time
From the first tear cried
'Til today's sunrise
And every single moment between
You were there
You were always there
It was You and I

You've been walking with me all this time

All This Time - Britt Nicole

09.06.12

 

"I am the vine and you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." - John 15:5

09.05.12

 

Asking myself this morning... "How can I be Christ to someone today?"

09.04.12

 

"We have this HOPE as an anchor for the soul, FIRM and SECURE." - Hebrews 6:19

09.03.12

 

"Be strong and courageous; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." -Joshua 1:9

09.02.12

 

"A life of faith is a life of expectation!" - Today at The Edge Church

09.01.12

 

"I won't let sadness steal you from my arms

I won't let pain keep you from my heart

I'll trade the fear of all that I could lose

For every moment I share with you

You're gonna have all of me 
You're gonna have all of me
'Cause you're worth every falling tear
You're worth facing any fear
You're gonna know all my love
Even if it's not enough
Enough to mend our broken hearts
But giving you all of me is where I'll start"

-Matt Hammitt

08.31.12

 

"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." - Galatians 2:20

08.30.12

 

"I lift up my eyes to the mountains

where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord,

the Maker of heaven and earth."

-Psalm 121:1-2

08.29.12

 

Thanks to a friend finding this on Pinterest. I had to share this "funny" with you today! :) So true.

08.28.12

 

"Look to the LORD and His strength; seek His face always."

-Psalm 105:4

08.27.12

 

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." - Ephesians 3:20-21

08.26.12

 

"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be  (wo)men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love." - 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

08.25.12

 

Love this... pumps me up!

"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."

- Matthew 5:14-16

08.24.12

 

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised." - Proverbs 31:30

08.23.12


"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6

08.22.12

 

Ah, Sarah Young. Thank you for blessing me each day with your wisdom.

"Resist the devil in My Name, and he will slink away from you." - Jesus Calling

"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."

- James 4:7

08.21.12

 

Here's some "food for thought"... what if I craved Jesus the way I'm craving dessert right now? Maybe I just found another blessing in this new vegan/gluten-free diet. Focusing on getting my nourishment from Him, rather than temporary indulgences. New inspiration for today (and hopefully every day)...

08.20.12

 

Love this and needed it today!

"Did you wake up worried? The Lord is able. Rest in that truth today." - Ray Pritchard

08.18.12

 

"Accept each day just as it comes to you. Do not waste your time and energy wishing for a different set of circumstances. Instead, trust Me enough to yield to My design and purposes." - Jesus Calling, Sarah Young

08.16.12

 

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

- Isaiah 40:31

08.15.12

 

When we live our lives with our eyes set on eternity..." we will walk in the knowledge that the Sovereign One is unveiling His marvelous plans all around us and that even one act of compassion, one gospel-centered conversation, or one prayer of intercession could have eternal consequences in the life of someone we meet."

 

Matt Redman- Mirror Ball

08.14.12

 

I really needed this reminder today...

 

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:6-7

08.12.12

You give and take away

You give and take away

My heart will choose to say

LORD blessed be Your name

 

Blessed Be Your Name - Matt Redman

08.11.12

Thank You for finding me when You did

You changed my life, now I believe
That love is all, that I'll ever need
I promise my heart and all that I am
I'm Yours forever my love

You came and You rescued me
Showed me life as it's meant to be
So beautiful
You love me so differently
Chase all my fears away

I'm finally whole

 

Yours Forever - Dara Maclean

08.10.12 - "This is the day that the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." - Psalm 118:24

08.09.12 - "Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!" - Lamentations 3:22-23

08.08.12 - "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." - Romans 8:28

08.06.12 - "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." - Micah 6:8

08.03.12-08.05.12 - Thoughts on faith for the weekend... love these.

08.02.12

"Was I love 
When no one else would show up 
Was I Jesus to the least of those 
Was my worship more than just a song 


I want to live like that 
And give it all I have 
So that everything I say and do 
Points to You


If love is who I am 
Then this is where I'll stand 
Recklessly abandoned 
Never holding back"  -  
Live Like That - Sidewalk Prophets

08.01.12 - "but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." - Isaiah 40:31

07.31.12 - "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." - Hebrews 6:19

07.30.12 - "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." - John 16:33

07.29.12 - "And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." - Ephesians 3:17-19

07.28.12 - "The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." - Galatians 5:6

07.27.12 - "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." - Colossians 3:23-24

07.26.12 - "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." - Romans 12:12

07.25.12 - "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." - Philippians 1:3-6

07.24.12 - "What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ." - Philippians 3:8

07.23.12 - "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." - Colossians 3:12-17

07.22.12 - "Therefore GO and MAKE disciples of all nations, BAPTIZING them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and TEACHING them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." - Matthew 28:19-20

07.21.12 - "From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another." - John 1:16

07.20.12 - "In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one." - Ephesians 6:16

07.19.12 - “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” - 2 Corinthians 12:9