My Will

I bow my will

as worship

to you, God


I surrender me

my dreams

my desires


I worship You

with the bowing


I give to You

that which I wish to control


For there are things

in this life You’ve given to me


that I would not

have chosen


They frustrate

and try




and I would not have chosen them


but You did


And I lay it all down



that in You

I have strength for anything


in You

I can be more


in You

I can stand strong


In You

I know nothing is wasted



And the reason I know this

is because You’ve shown me before


that my will bowed

in the midst of hard and trying


means deep-set peace


and I know that You endured far more

than a mere trial


for my sake


So here and now

I bow


– Susie Stewart


Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how He did it. Because He never lost sight of where He was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—He could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now He’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility He plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

– Hebrews 12:1-3 (MSG)


We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because He knew that later on He would be glad He did. Now He is seated at the right side of God’s throne!

– Hebrews 12:2 (CEV)


God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

– James 1:12 (NLT)


…constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in Christ], steadfast and patient in distress, devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, and strength]…

– Romans 12:12 (AMP)


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