Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Surrender is stronger.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference. 
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
                                               --Reinhold Niebuhr

A few girls and I got together on Sunday at a park. Our plan was to worship in the natural beauty God has blessed us with. How beautiful it was. Singing is always good. Singing with the heat of the sun on your face, the wind blowing through your hair and the birds chirping along is different. I could sit out there forever talking to God. Singing to Him. Worshiping and thanking Him for all of his blessings. It's strange to realize how small you are in such a big world. Humbling. We're part of something bigger.

If I could sit out there on those rocks all day I would be happy. But life awaits. Isn't that always the case?  Something is always waiting. It's sad. We have to set aside time in our lives to honor and worship our Creator. When really it should be the exact opposite. We should be setting aside time to do worldly tasks. I'm determined to make time for my God. But not just to make time. To make everything I do, all day, about God. I can tell when I've surrendered myself to God or when I'm holding the reigns. I never was good at riding a horse. How could I possibly think I'd end up anywhere worth while when I'm in control? Give it up. We were never called to be in control.

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