Happy 3-day weekend! Here’s hoping you get 3 days off from work. I know that is not the case for everyone.
I am writing to you from our local laundromat. I have been a regular patron for about 7 weeks since our washing machine at home refuses to spin clothes at the end of a cycle.
One of my manuscripts that is looking for a publisher is about the topic of “surrender”. Independent readers have said of the most recent draft that once they are deep into the story they don’t want it to end. I take that as a good sign. 🤞
The manuscript file is saved, backed up and closed for now, but the topic of surrender still wanders around in my brain. Do I understand the spiritual act of surrender? Do I know how to surrender? Just because I wrote an entire book about it does not mean that the answer to either of those questions is yes.
When I visualize surrender, I think of handing things to God. I imagine release of what I try to control. I see a road that is not nearly as difficult to navigate as my life feels many days.
For each of the next 3 days I will meditate over a verse and then make a list of what I surrender to God. I have no idea what I will discover in this weekend of brain travel. I would much rather be suitcase loaded and off on a physical adventure.
I sense this is a necessary experiment for me. I may unlock discoveries. We shall see.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will direct your path.
- I surrender my timing to God’s timing.
- I give my thoughts away to be open to God’s thoughts.
- I offer my heart to God.
- I let go of my understanding of life and why I’m here.
Really, what do I know and what can I learn if I attempt to blank slate my brain and be open to divine direction?
You’re welcome to join me. If you do, let me know how it goes!
I am writing key words from the verse above in my notebook to reflect upon throughout the day.