Life Anonymous: Hands up, now get your hands up! (Fat Man Scoop voice)

Step 3 – Surrender

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.

I love music. I have loved music since I first heard my daddy play (CD drops July 2014). Music is the religion that transcends like no other. My music palette unlike my food palette is plenty diverse. With the exception of some forms of bluegrass, I pretty much love music and it’s not so much the music itself as much as it the lyrics. I try to find the joy and God in all things, that includes music, even if it’s what they term “secular” music. All music, to me, is God’s music because it came from Him through us, so God must be secular too huh?

Any way, one of my favorites is Adele – One and only. Every time I hear this song, I imagine God and I having a conversation. I’m hesitant but I start by saying…

You’ve been on my mind, I grow fonder every day
Lose myself in time just thinking of your face
God only knows why it’s taken me so long to let my doubts go
You’re the only one that I want
I don’t know why I’m scared, I’ve been here before
Every feeling, every word, I’ve imagined it all,
But I’ll never know, if I never try to forget my past and let you be mine

What a humbling way to admit how much you need and want God. What courage it takes to exercise the will to give your will over to something else, someone else greater than you. Think about it. If all the decisions were made for you and always in your favor, wouldn’t you turn that over to someone? I miss not having to decide what I’m going to eat or wear or where I’m going to go for vacation or things like that. Man, kids have it made.

Being the loving Father that he is, he replies (and there is paraphrasing);

If I’ve been on your mind, you hang on every word I say
Lose yourself in time at the mention of my name
Will I ever know how it feels to hold you close
And have you tell me whichever road I choose you’ll go
I know why you’re scared ’cause I’ve been here before
Every feeling, every word, I’ve imagined it all
You’ll never know if you never try
To forget your past and simply be mine
I dare you to let me be your, your one and only
Promise I’m worthy to hold in your arms
So come on and give me a chance
To prove I am the one who can walk that mile
Until the end starts
Nobody’s perfect
(I know it ain’t easy giving up your heart)
Trust me, I’ve learned it

So I dare you to let me be your, your one and only
I promise I’m worthy to hold in your arms
So come on and give me a chance
To prove I am the one who can walk that mile
Until the end starts

He truly does know what its like to give up your heart. He’s been there. He’s walked a mile in our shoes and despite all the baggage and blisters, He is still willing to walk miles with us, right up until the very end. We have framily that won’t carry us a mile more less walk a mile with us or for us.

I may not read my bible everyday. I may not get in all my devotions but every day that I listen to this song and let the tears flow because He knows my struggle, my frustrations, my confusion and just in case He doesn’t I’m sure to let him know, and He knows it’s rocky on my journey to perfection and still He walks with me and stands waiting to hold me in his arms, all the while daring me to let Him be my One and only.

Do you hold on to things you should surrender and surrender things you should hold on to? It happens, were human but if He’s not your One and Only, why not give it a try? What’ve you got to lose? If He is your One and Only, keep your hands up!

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