Total Surrender

A woman prays alone in church

Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.—Matthew 10:39 (NIV)

BILLY GRAHAM SAID, “If you want a change in your life, if you want forgiveness and peace and joy that you’ve never known before, God demands total surrender. He becomes the Lord and the ruler of your life.” Most of us struggle with unconditional surrender, yet once the decision is reached, the leap of faith made. Once God is accepted at His word and we are forgiven and reconciled by His grace, there is only one question most people ask: Why did I wait so long?

Today's Prayer:

Dear Lord, I surrender my old self to You. I trust You to make me new.

Adapted from 60 Days of Prayer, a new publication from Guideposts