April 09, 2019
THE BACK STORY
One morning, as Rick and I sat in our Sunday School class, we began to discuss what we could give one of our pastors that was leaving our church. We wanted it to be be something meaningful, but we struggled as a class to think of something unique that we could give to him.
All of a sudden, Rick remembered that we had a couple of old fence posts in our backyard that a friend had given us. Immediately, God gave him the idea of making a cross with removable nails, so you could physically surrender to God.
Even though Rick had never really worked with wood before, he went home and created the cross that we now call the Surrender™ Cross.
USING THE SURRENDER™ CROSS
1. As a gesture of prayer, asking God for release, you write your burdens down.
2. Physically nail your burden to the Surrender™ Cross!
3. When you start to worry, remember that God is in control and that He doesn't want us to carry this weight. As you physically see the cross, let it be a joyful reminder that He has died for you and that He wants you to live in freedom. (Matthew 11:28-30)
4. As your prayers are answered, you can take the sheets of paper off the cross and praise God for His good works! We put ours in our "Faithfulness Jar," allowing us to go back and celebrate all the ways that God has been faithful! (Psalm 78:4)
FREEDOM AND JOY
In 1 Peter 5:7, we are commanded: "Cast all of our anxiety on Him because He cares about us". When it comes to the stresses in life, we often say we are giving it to God, but in reality, we end up holding on to our worries without realizing the magnitude of the weight we are carrying. So , how do we take on that lighter yoke and find joy in Christ?
SURRENDER™ CROSS HIGHLIGHTS
Rest in Him...He's got this!
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