Surrender: The most difficult of prayers

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Another great article, Chuck. Total surrender is probably the single most difficult thing to accomplish. Though I understand it is His will that matters, my humanity keeps getting in the way of total surrender. Thankfully He sends His Holy Spirit to help us overcome our human fraility and put our trust in Him. He knows the correct path while we don’t even understand what questions to ask! charles towne Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate sharon Defelice, thanks so much. There is nothing that brings greater satisfaction and peace to my heart than to know that my words have touched that special chord in someone’s heart. May Papa God always stay close to you dear friend, Chaz Reply Richard, greetings my friend, but isn’t it so wonderful that He loves each of us, His kids, with an extra portion of His magnificent love even when we fail? God’s love and sweet grace invariably works to our advantage. I might fail, but somehow He enables me to fail forward! Bless you, Chaz NH, thank you dear one! Papa God loves you so very much. May your day be blessed, Chaz Reply CSG, It has been said that when we pray we set into motion something magical, we invite the incarnate into our presence! No, when we pray, BELIEVING, we set into motion the will of God and render His will our own! Wow, how great is that? Bless you dear friend, Chaz 14 COMMENTS Reply charles towne Reply Reply Charles, I agree that daily surrender to God is very difficult to achieve. The only solution is asking God for the daily outpouring (power) of the Holy Spirit in our lives…..the only way. May 29, 2021 at 7:19 pm May 29, 2021 at 7:13 pm May 30, 2021 at 8:13 am charles towne May 30, 2021 at 5:40 pm May 31, 2021 at 5:52 pm Reply Sandy Giorella Richard Yes it is a difficult thing to do but God is leading us allThank you Reply Reply Jimmie Waller, yes, yes, yes! Isn’t it glorious that He yearns for our cooperation! Praise Papa God, in Jesus’ wonderful name, Amen Sandy Giorella, your assurance can only come from one source. Bless you, and thanks for sharing, Chaz Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 NH charles towne charles towne May 31, 2021 at 2:37 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. May 31, 2021 at 7:05 am May 30, 2021 at 7:55 am Reply Leo, when our lives are wrappd up in our loving God we can’t go wrong can we? Bless you mi amigo! You are greatly appreciated! Bless you, Chaz Nice story for this thoughtful weekend … Pray is sometimes better than exercise, diet or anything above Dear Little Brother … GOD has control ol ALL !!! And He is the Only ONE who maintains You with your Beautiful Sweet Sugar Honey … Praise the Love and the Lord for that and beyond !!!Amazing Charles, let’s move on and keep forward Jimmie L Waller Reply May 30, 2021 at 11:06 pm Leo charles towne Very Powerful. I love it….perfect contemplation for this holiday weekend. Thank you my dear friend. Photo by Jon Tyson CSG Words of wisdom Reply charles towne The Anatomy of Fear Reply Sharon DeFelice May 30, 2021 at 9:03 am TAGSChallengesCharacterCharles TowneDifficultyFaithHopeInspirationObstaclesPurposeTriumphVictory Previous articleHow To Save Insurance Money And Stay Safe On Open RoadsNext articleCity of Apopka hosts annual Memorial Day service 2021 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wow…this is a very thought provoking article, Chuck!! Without Jesus in our life, we have no hope of ever reaching the levels that God desires for us. Scripture tells us that His ways are higher than our ways. So without Jesus, we have no hope at all. Thank you and God bless you. I will ponder and pray to do better at surrendering to God’s will. Reply May 30, 2021 at 9:42 am May 29, 2021 at 7:04 pm May 29, 2021 at 11:48 am May 30, 2021 at 7:00 am Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Faith & InspirationBy Charles Towne Rick Warren, in his book, The Purpose Driven Life, writes:“Genuine surrender says, “Father, if this problem, pain, sickness, or circumstance is needed to fulfill your purpose and glory in my life or in another’s, please don’t take it away.”Wow! I personally have discovered that Pastor Warren’s prayer, simple as it may be, is the most difficult of all prayers. ‘Why difficult?’ you might ask. Because it calls for total commitment and I, if I am going to be completely honest, must ask myself, am I ready for that? Am I really ready for total, 100% surrender to God’s will?In my own experience, as I have been forced to face the challenges of life, and especially the challenges of being my wife’s caregiver, I have found this level of commitment difficult to achieve, and if the truth be known, even more difficult to maintain.I hate to admit it, but my humanity is constantly getting in my way.There was a time that I prayed that my situation as my Nancy’s caregiver would be taken away from me. Now I pray that, whatever situation befalls me, “please use it to draw me closer to you Father, and let it be a testimony of your love, grace, and mercy to your children.”Have I arrived at the place in my struggle where I can honestly say that I have achieved that lofty pinnacle, that destination of premier achievement in the Christian walk that I claim to desire?Anyone that knows me very well has been exposed to my failed character- my warts- those rough and moody personality quarks that, at least to me, seem to be so very obvious. But, what isn’t always as obvious is my heartfelt prayer that declares: O Papa God, please, whatever comes into my life, whatever difficulty, whatever challenge, let my victory in it bring glory to you and be your victory and make your workings evident in my life that others may see the Christ man within me.It is in the challenges, the rocky places, the swift rapids of life that genuine Christian character is formed. Therefore let us not avoid the difficulties, the thorny places, but embrace that which calls for us to be better than we are, or can ever expect to be without Jesus Christ in our lives.EVERYDAY’S PRAYERFather God, you are my strength, you are my strong right arm. You lift me up when otherwise I would stumble and fall. When I get in over my head, you buoy me. You are my all in all, my keeper, my protector, my provider, my healer, and my friend. With you, I need not fear. I love you my God, in Jesus’ Holy and Blessed name I ask it, Amen.Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life.last_img read more

29 August, 1902: Greedy baker

first_imgProbably few more preposterous excuses have ever been given than that which was raised at the Birkenhead Police Court this week, where a baker was charged with having stolen a large Genoa cake, the property of his employers.The cake weighed 7½ lb and was one of 49 baked. The next morning one was missing. A detective followed the baker and found the missing cake in his private drawer. His excuse was that it was quite the custom in all bakehouses for the men to eat cakes or pastry.He thought there was no dishonesty in having taken it and when he had finished that one he would have taken another. The excuse was not accepted and the prisoner was fined 20s and costs.last_img read more