Surrender to Man You Lose, Surrender to God You Win

The enemy is at work and the battleground is worldwide.
However, the most epic battleground of all is focused within the human heart.

All of us fight those battles. Winning and losing the battle of the heart is a paradox of the Kingdom.

Jesus talked about losing. He said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. Matthew 16:24-25

We introduced a new song Sunday called "White Flag" by Chris Tomlin.
The song describes the battle and how losing to God is the only way to truly win. Here are the lyrics.

"The battle rages on
As storm and tempest roar
We cannot win this fight
Inside our rebel hearts
We're laying down our weapons now

We raise our white flag
We surrender
All to You
All for You

We raise our white flag
The war is over
Love has come
Your love has won

Here on this Holy ground
You made a way for peace
Laying your body down
You took our rightful place
This freedom song is marching on

We raise our white flag
The war is over
Love has come
Your love has won

We lift the cross
Lift it high lift it high"

If you would like to listen to the song here is the link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G5k7GUTRZ8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

On the cross, Jesus won the war.
"It is finished," He declared.

Let us find victory and freedom, as we daily surrender to Christ.

A Living Sacrifice
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1

Worship Christ, find freedom.

Joe