Why does God require you to surrender to Him before entering a relationship with Him? Quite simply, because if you have not, then you are not going to fully cooperate with Him and His will for your life. If you truly want to "partner" with God, you MUST totally surrender to Him. If you do, then you are free to learn great things about Him and His love for you. If not, then you will struggle with your relationship with Him. You will do things that you know dis-honor Him, and that will hurt Him a little but will hurt you a lot, because you know He loves you. And when you hurt people you love, the hurt is always deeper and harder to recover from. That is why, surrendering to God, is wisdom! I didn't say it would be easy, I just said it would be worth it! Blessings, Walker!
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