And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
Comment - Surrender!
Don’t you hate that word?
You should if it means I’m defeated and I give up.
Surrender for a Christian means I am laying down my life for other people.
That is our whole relationship with God.
To lay down our life and love for Him who laid down His life and love for me.
We have got the God of the universe.
If someone says “I am not willing to lay down my life for Jesus”, I think are you stupid?
You are going to die.
We all are.
You can be dust forever
You can surrender to the God of the universe.
When you surrender to Him, He surrenders to you.
Everything you ever wanted or desired, He is the one who created it.
So with God you have everything.
Without God you have nothing.
Source: Surrender! The Life Changing Power of Doing God's Will by Fr Larry Richards.
Text transcribed from his guest appearance on Life on the Rock www.ewtn.com