Surrender

Dear World Changer,

Every year myself and the rest of the team ask God to “Name Our Year.” To give us a word, Scripture or sentence on what God has for us this year and what He wants us to focus on.

It creates this sense of expectancy. That…wow…..God really is working in my life, He really does have something for me.

Over the next few weeks, you’re going to hear from everyone on the team. First up is Jessica.

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The pressure came fast, it was already over a week into January and I still hadn’t nailed down a name for my year. Oops! When it comes to naming my year, I love speaking an outflow of a heart of expectancy. What commitment do I want to make? Lord, what is it that you want to do this year?

Every time I sat down to pray, hoping for some epiphany of a name, I kept coming up blank. Literally nothing. And each time I would pray something along the lines of “God, I just want to make you my ultimate priority this year. I want you to be everything. To take all that I am and every moment that you give me and make it ALL about you. Your will be done.” Then I would close my journal hoping for some success the next day.

Perhaps you are a little quicker than I am in realizing that I was in fact declaring expectancy over 2018. *face palm*

So here I am a little late to the party BUT for me, 2018 is a year of SURRENDER. My prayer is that my plans would be an echo of His leading, my dreams would require His intervention, my flesh wouldn’t be my guide and my life would be an offering. I lay it down in exchange for whatever it may be that He has in store. I want to intentionally and consciously offer my life to Jesus, and make Him THE center of it all. The star of the show.

Throwing it back with a song that has been on repeat for me lately. It says,

I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about you,
It’s all about you, Jesus
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it
When it’s all about you,
It’s all about you, Jesus

John 3:30 – “He must become greater; I must become less”

 

Jessica

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