How are Praise, Surrender & Worship Connected?

Perseverance for me is essential because the alternative is defeat and loss of faith. Defeat and loss of faith is totally different from surrender.

Surrender] is knowing that God is Lord of lords, King of kings. It is knowing that I must and need to depend on Him totally and completely at all times.

\0/ praise .....
it is so easy to praise God when all is going well in our lives. We are happy, joyous and free but then the you know what hits the fan and our lives become unmanageable. We find ourselves totally powerless. fear creeps in and anxiety rules.

It is time to ....
/0\ surrender

I do not surrender to my circumstances, fear, feelings of guilt, anxiety. I surrender all to God....
I surrender the fear, guilt, anxiety, circumstances to Him......

Surrender does not mean defeat and loss. It means giving all of me, my thoughts, my emotions, my body to Him so that His will may be done.
"Not my will Lord, but Thine be done."

And once I get to that place and mean it with all my heart, soul and being, I am in a place when things are as bad as they can get I am able to ....
___0\_ worship
worship Him with all my heart, soul and being.....
praise is easy......
worship, I believe, can only be done when I have surrendered all to Him.....

We consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. James 5:11

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S. O. Brennan is the Director of
Christians in Recovery and the author of the
Christians in Recovery Workbook & Meeting Guide
Christians in Recovery Devotional Journal
and editor of
Morning Exercises - Daily Devotional

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