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Wanna Give Up? This Time Do It Right!

Café Menu for Friday, January 10, 2014
Today’s Special is: Surrendering Yourself to Him
Carefully prepared just for you by your friend, Alyssa Woollard
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And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the LORD, and I will be the glory in her midst.

Zechariah 2:5 ESV


I have just started trying and already I’m weary. That hope rising every year, shiny and new, promising change has already been lost. The resolutions, goals and plans. Tossed. I am tired of all this falling - all this flailing. Every year resolving to be different, and every year still isn’t.

How do we fully surrender our plans, those read through the Bible in a year, be a better wife and mother plans? Those lose that 20 pounds and run marathon plans? How do we abandon striving and start abiding?

Maybe it starts with stopping. Listening. Waiting on Him above all. How different this year might be – after all – if we just get this one thing straight? Let Him be our wall of fire all around. Let Him be the glory in our midst by simply taking time to know Him. Every. Single. Day.

Maybe it’s just one verse. Repeated over and over. Rehearsed. Until it shields you. Guides you. Realigns you.

Maybe it’s a chapter or a study or a song, but however He is calling you, He is asking you to come. Come and know Him. Love Him. Surrender to Him. Allow Him to love you and know you and to shield you and comfort you. Let Him be your everything. Always. Forever. Amen.

Take Out:

This year let’s stop performing and start knowing. Let’s choose to dwell in the shelter of the Most High and let His Word shelter us. Instead of getting caught up in how much we read, let’s let what we read catch us. Hold us. Let’s read His Word daily but only so much. Only enough to hold us, not so much it overwhelm us.


Father God, we give up. We give up our striving and we surrender our trying to always be “enough.” We raise our white flags and take shelter under Your wings. Be our refuge every day. Be our hope on desperate days. Be a wall of fire all around us. Be the glory in our midst so that with each new day we may rise again. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

For more encouragement, visit Alyssa at Be His. Be Whole. Be Holy. where we can rest in His great big love.

© 2014 by Alyssa Woollard. All rights reserved.

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