Posts Tagged ‘surrender’

In today’s society the notion of humility seems to be greeted with anathema.  It’s a curse word; something to shun, fear and ridicule.  We are taught to take control and to “look out for number one”.  Yet, when we allow ourselves to be humble and submit (yet another word we are not supposed to like) to God’s will good things inevitably happen.

El_Greco_The_Annunciation_c1590    One of the greatest examples of this is presented to us in the story of the annunciation.  The archangel Gabriel appears to Mary and tells her some astounding things.  She will be with child. Something that will happen through the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit, and she will give birth to the Son of God.  Mary “humbles” herself and “submits” to God’s will, as incredible and impossible as the whole scenario appears.  Note, Mary was not commanded to do this.  She could have said no.  Instead she asks for clarification and understanding and then utters that incredible and life changing statement:  Be it done to me according to your will.  (more…)


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I originally posted this on another blog site that was going to be solely dedicated to the topic.  But the thought of managing two blog sites with all the other plates I have spinning  on sticks seemed a little too daunting.  So I am adding a category on this blog page where I will play with this topic as we’ll see what come of it.   MRL 

What happens when someone makes a decision to completely put their life in God’s hands? What does it mean to totally submit to God? I don’t know the answer to either. But I’m about to find out (more…)

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