SURRENDER… This isn’t a word
that instantly evokes joy, yet it’s the very thing that produces it. Of course,
we’re not talking about just any sort of surrender, we are talking about
abandoning self and taking our worldly ambitions, our need for fame, and even
the things we are good at and laying them at the foot of the cross of Jesus
Christ. Because Jesus Christ alone is on the throne! He is already on the
throne… whether we surrender or not. But when we surrender and He is exalted in
our lives, then joy abounds.