Sometimes God really likes to hit us over the head with His metaphors.
Recently, one of the freshman girls who I work with, who I’ve had the pleasure of calling a friend, offered to share her Indian heritage with some of us in the building. She asked if she could give us all henna artwork, and it was absolutely beautiful! (My biggest regret is forgetting to snap a picture!) I felt so appreciated and honored that she would offer to do that with me. And it was honestly so much fun! Imagine the best manicure you’ve ever had, only better! When she finished, I had a beautiful henna tattoo that wrapped around my fingers and up my left arm.
“For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
2 Corinthians 12:10
It’s been just over a year since I made the decision to give my life over to Christ, and it seems like I’m learning more and more every day what it means to be surrendered to Him. Surrender doesn’t just mean trusting God’s plan for the big picture of your life, nor is an action just taken once, in choosing to accept Jesus as Lord. No, surrender is a much bigger concept. It means continuously laying down each and every tiny facet of your life at Christ’s feet, content in faith that He works for your good. Continue reading