Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Big Word Wednesday #11

1. the terms of surrender
2. the act of surrendering or yeilding

In financial markets, capitulation describes 'giving up' on the market or 'surrendering' to downward trends and pessimism to an extent which involves panic selling.

When we think of surrender we think of it in terms of 'giving up'. We think of loss. We think of failure. And it can make us panic.

Yet Jesus teaches us that His terms of surrender are different.

When we surrender to Him we gain. We find. We save.

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.
Matthew 16:25
(see also Matt 10:39, Mark 8:35, Luke 9:24-25, Luke 17:33 and John 12:25)

What are you holding onto that you need to surrender?
What things do you need to 'give up' in order to gain?

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