Bargaining

My child,

When things do not go your way, you often turn to bargaining. You offer to be more holy, to pay attention to my word more, to work on a sin I have revealed to you over and over again, and anything else you think will sway me to grant what you wish. You will offer anything if only I will act on your behalf and make things work out the way you want. You seem so much like to immature child when you attempt to bargain with me.

What do I want instead? I want surrender. I know your world often sees surrender as only pertaining to an army that marches through and pillages and plunders all its path. Human hearts cry out with passion, “death before surrender”. The kind of surrender I ask for you have never seen in this human world. Holy surrender is to lay down your desires and wants, to allow my grace to flow over you, washing away the sin, cleansing the soiled areas, healing the broken parts and leaving you covered in my grace and blessings. Quit your bargaining, surrender to me and allow me to lead you. Trust in my goodness and cast yourself on my grace.

An Overwhelming Flood, I AM

Verses for consideration: 2 Corinthians 1:18-22, Matthew 6:5-15, Psalm 128:1-4

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