Jesus surrendered it all at the cross. When the sky darkened, when the ground shook, when the veil was torn in two - He surrendered to the will of His Father. It was finished. It was hard, oh so difficult but He surrendered. He didn't allow Satan the distinct pleasure of a foothold. Each day is about surrender, it's about allowing Him to invade and it's about resisting the temptation to allow Satan a foothold. The surrender needs to be found in ALL areas of my life, my children, my marriage, my church, and deep in my soul when I choose His will over mine.
I explain this to my daughter, who is at the tender age of 13. Her faith will be tested, there will be times of trouble but Jesus has made us conquerors. The more I live the more I need Him and the more I need to surrender and when I do, I just want to fall on my knees before Him - in awe of how Holy He is. She gives me that smile of hers, the one I love best after a moving conversation.
I've been singing it in my head since then: I surrender ALL, ALL to Jesus, I surrender...... I love how God speaks to me through these children of mine.