Practically, this means I've given up something that I've adored, enjoyed, and look forward to daily. Something I honestly thought I could never live without.
Intrinsically, I understand this road will somehow lead me nearer to Jesus, closer to His heart. And though I don't understand it all at this point, nor do I know how long this surrender will last, I'm willing to trust and obey.
I hope to write more about this journey into unknown territory next week. But for now, tell me--is God asking you to surrender anything? Are you willing to walk a road that may not be easy, but will surely take you nearer to Him?
Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise, sensible, intelligent people; Making the very most of the time--buying up each opportunity--because the days are evil. Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:15-17)
Photo taken in my neighborhood, by me.