Monday, December 17, 2012

White Flag!

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7,KJ2)

When we wave the white flag or throw in the proverbial white towel, what is the one word that comes to mind? Yes, YOU heard it first, the word is SURRENDER! Surrender is one of those double-edged words that is greatly scrutinized, and in some instances, frowned upon. Surrender is frowned upon among those that don't like to be in compliance with those in authority. Those people who have a difficult time surrendering to authority have a very strong spirit of pride, arrogance, and rebellion. In most cases, these character traits usually reflect those of the non-believers. From a non-believers standpoint, surrendering to those things, people, and agendas that are not of God would also have a negative backlash on themselves and the people around them.

As believers, surrender has a completely different outlook. The outlook is that of humility and a deeply-rooted respect for God and your fellow man. In the above verse we are commanded (not suggested) to submit ourselves to God. In effect, we will be able to resist the devil and he will end up fleeing from us. Remember how I pointed out HUMILITY earlier in this paragraph? Here's the second, and last verse for this post:

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. (James 4:10,KJ2) 

In life, we can ALL use a piece of "humble pie"


As we lift up our hands to either wave the white flag or throw in the towel and find surrender in the process, we not only give God, but ourselves the opportunity to get grounded in humility. As long as we surrender ourselves to GOD and His SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY, we will be better prepared to not only surrender, but experience God and the victory He has already prepared for us! With that said, and without any further delay, I want to bring to you White Flag by Chris Tomlin. May God continue to bless you and keep you all in Jesus' mighty name! Jesus loves you and so do I!!!....:-). Here's the lyrics....ENJOY AND BE BLESSED FRIENDS!!!...:-D

WHITE FLAG BY CHRIS TOMLIN 

Songwriters: ARMSTRONG, ROLLO / ARMSTRONG, DIDO / NOWELS, RICHARD W. JR.

The battle rages on, as storm and tempest roar, we cannot win this fight, inside our rebel hearts! We're laying down our weapons now.

We raise our white flag we surrender all to you all for you we raise our white flag the war is over lve has come your love has won!

Here on this holy ground you made a way for peace laying your body down you took our rightful place. This freedom song is marching on

We raise our white flag we surrender all to you all for you we raise our white flag the war is over love has come your love has won...
Your love has won

We lift, the cross, lift it high, lift it high X8

We raise white flag we surrender all to you all for you we raise our white flag the war is over love has come your love has won! X4

We lift the cross lift it high lift it high X4