Day 2

Day 2

Scripture: James 4:7-8 NLT- “So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.”

Observation: By surrendering to God, we can become less of ourselves and more like him. We can flee from worldly temptations and find redemption through building a relationship with God on a daily basis.

Application: Surrender is such a vital part of following Jesus. Surrender is ultimately an act of trusting God so much with your life that you acknowledge that your life is not your own, but it is his! For the next three days, we will discuss the topics of surrender, confession, and forgiveness. These three topics are important in building a relationship with the Father because it requires transparency, trustworthiness, and love to get to know him on a deeper level. I pray that through this devotional you’re able to come to terms with what surrendering to the Lord means for you.

As a kid, I was lucky to have parents who loved me and kept me safe no matter what. When I was afraid during any circumstance, I’d run to them and they’d keep me safe. In their arms, I felt like I could lay my burdens down and rest. This is exactly how God wants us to run to him! If you were fortunate in terms of having good parents, trusting them was easy. However, that’s not the story for everyone. For those of you who didn’t have that trusting parent relationship growing up, know that God is trustworthy despite the fact that the people in your life may not be. Now think of God in this way; he knows you more than anyone on this earth ever will. God knows your heart, your every thought, and your desires. He always remains close to us and yearns for his children to draw close to him. How comforting it is to know that our lives can rest in the one who knows everything about us – even the number of hairs on our head! Surely, we can give our trust to him, who wants good for his people and glory for his precious name.

In order to surrender to him fully, you have to get to know him through building a relationship with him. Through a relationship with God, we can meet him where he has always been; right by our side! This week and in the coming weeks, choose to commit to spending time with God through the Bible, prayer, or even worship. Let’s pray together over this newfound decision to surrender to the Father.

Prayer: Jesus, thank you for laying your life down for us even though we are undeserving of your grace. I pray over the decision to draw closer to you so that I can surrender my life to you. The weight of this world is not mine to carry, and I know surrendering to you will bring peace to my life beyond my own understanding. Help me to flee from the enemy and resist worldly desires. For when I am less of myself, I can be more like Christ. Give me the strength to choose a relationship with you every day, and the courage to rest in your promises. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Going Deeper: 

  • Think about what surrendering to Christ means for you. 
  • In what areas of your life are you trying to control instead of letting God have his way? 
  • How can you meet God where he is daily so that you can rest in his promises?

Kylie Wierzbicki, Journey Worship Leader

Kylie has been gathering at The Journey since January 2018. After seeing that there’s more to this life, Kylie went all in with Christ and got baptized in March 2019. Since then, God has led her to being part of the worship team, where she is now growing as a leader.

  • Tom Pine
    Posted at 05:07h, 25 January Reply

    Thanks for the great reminder Kylie!

    • Kylie Wierzbicki
      Posted at 10:44h, 25 January Reply

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed!

      • Ricky Crossan
        Posted at 18:33h, 25 January Reply

        Thank your for sharing at singing at the church the lord is has his arms around u and he is keeping u safe I am praying psalms91-92 around u and your family

  • Barbara Harrington
    Posted at 07:13h, 25 January Reply

    Thank you Kylie for the devotion today… feels good and right to draw closer to God ❤️

    • Kylie Wierzbicki
      Posted at 10:45h, 25 January Reply

      Amen it does! Love you! ❤️

  • Tasha
    Posted at 07:29h, 25 January Reply

    Thank you for the reminder that surrendering is a daily choice. Intentionally seeking His will over mine!

    • Kylie Wierzbicki
      Posted at 10:46h, 25 January Reply

      Amen, Tasha! Praying for continual devotion towards him in your life!!!

  • Walt Harrington
    Posted at 07:36h, 25 January Reply

    Surrender means everything, great devotion thank you

    • Kylie Wierzbicki
      Posted at 10:46h, 25 January Reply

      Surrender is such a beautiful thing to have with the Father! 🙂

  • Walt Harrington
    Posted at 07:47h, 25 January Reply

    Surrender means everything great devotion thank you!

  • Lamar Liffridge
    Posted at 08:15h, 25 January Reply

    Thank you Kylie,

    • Kylie Wierzbicki
      Posted at 10:47h, 25 January Reply

      You’re welcome Lamar!

  • Theresa Messina
    Posted at 08:22h, 25 January Reply

    Thank you so much for these daily devotionals! What a wonderful way to start my day. Thank you!

  • Courtney Neil
    Posted at 08:36h, 25 January Reply

    Kylie, Amen!
    Surrendering can be a challenging thing and your devotion was beautiful!!

    • Kylie Wierzbicki
      Posted at 10:48h, 25 January Reply

      Thank you Courtney. I am so glad you liked it 🙂 praying you get to draw closer to God over the next 3 weeks!

  • Barbara Murray
    Posted at 08:43h, 25 January Reply

    Thank you, Kylie! We always play worship music on YouTube while doing our devotions. Today’s made me want to hear Run to the Father. I was going to search for it and guess what popped up next in the rotation?? I am constantly blown away by God’s hand in even the smallest things in my life. Thank you, Lord!

    • Kylie Wierzbicki
      Posted at 10:49h, 25 January Reply

      Often times if I think of a specific worship song it’s the next thing that plays for me, too! God is so funny in that way. He’s a good Father that cares about even the smallest details!

  • Wendy Norris
    Posted at 09:53h, 25 January Reply

    Thank you for this example!! I also am very blessed to have loving parents and as an adult I realize how very lucky I’ve been. My husband however did not have this type of childhood and is really struggling with just surrendering and trusting in the Lord. Thank you so much for pointing this out today. I pray you have a very blessed day!!

    • Kylie Wierzbicki
      Posted at 10:50h, 25 January Reply

      Wendy, thank you for sharing you and your husband’s stories. We are so blessed to have a God who is trustworthy no matter what our earthly circumstances hold! Have a blessed week!

  • CJ
    Posted at 10:35h, 25 January Reply

    Great word Kylie!

    • Kylie Wierzbicki
      Posted at 10:50h, 25 January Reply

      Thanks CJ! Praying over you!

  • Terrie Kalesse
    Posted at 10:39h, 25 January Reply

    Kylie, thank you for this devotional As an adult (senior citizen, actually) I am so accustomed to doing things on my own and NOT going to the Father for help. The previous 21 days of prayer and fasting, along with your words this morning reminded me of Our Father’s love and protection for me…regardless of my age. God bless you! .

    • Kylie Wierzbicki
      Posted at 10:52h, 25 January Reply

      Hey Terrie! Even though I’m 23, I still have a hard time remembering I can run to God for literally anything! Sometimes all we need is a reminder to hit the ground running. I hope he spoke to you through this devotional 🙂

  • Carolyn Carter
    Posted at 11:39h, 25 January Reply

    Thank you Kylie, for a right now word in due season. Have a safe and blessed day.

    • Kylie wierzbicki
      Posted at 12:36h, 26 January Reply

      This word was the perfect season for me, too! Glad it helped❤️

  • Stacey Winns
    Posted at 12:08h, 25 January Reply

    Thank You for this blessed devotion on Surrendering.

  • Ricky Crossan
    Posted at 12:25h, 25 January Reply

    Hello church family my name is Rick I’ve been going to the Journey since 2021 I’ve been baptized October 11 how about Doing media and production

  • Karen Raser
    Posted at 19:35h, 25 January Reply

    Thank you, Kylie! God had your words planned for me today.

    • Kylie wierzbicki
      Posted at 12:37h, 26 January Reply

      I’m so glad. We’re so lucky to serve a God who knows exactly what we need ❤️

  • Denise Rodriguez
    Posted at 22:43h, 25 January Reply

    Thank you Kylie. I enjoyed your devotional

    • Kylie wierzbicki
      Posted at 12:37h, 26 January Reply

      Thanks so much Denise! I had so much fun writing it for y’all!

  • Gina Forgione
    Posted at 07:48h, 26 January Reply

    Thank you for this devotional such a great reminder.. Two years ago I decided to fully surrender to the Lord it was a process and it took me a few months to get through a “soul cleansing” it’ can be hard to let go of control and trust God. Fully and completely.. But surrendering to Christ is a decisive blow to our flesh. and offer us a purified relationship with our heavenly father mind, body, and soul.

    • Kylie wierzbicki
      Posted at 12:40h, 26 January Reply

      Amen Gina ❤️ Only through the Father can we have true cleansing of the soul. Surrendering to Him was the best decision I ever made!

  • Christine Wierzbicki
    Posted at 11:41h, 26 January Reply

    Thank You, my dear daughter. I enjoyed this devotional. I struggle daily with remembering to ask myself WWJD. With this reading today, I now know what steps to follow. Live life with the grace of our Father. Thank You for this today. In His name I pray, Amen. ❤️🙏🏻

    • Kylie wierzbicki
      Posted at 12:42h, 26 January Reply

      I love you momma. Thank you for always being my biggest supporter in everything I do. I’m so grateful God gave me you as a mom! 💗

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