His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

Chasing Surrender


Am I here? Have I found it? This feels like it could be right. This feels like it could be the absolute surrender I’ve been chasing for such a long time. Just sitting here in front of my computer, my copy of The Practice of the Presence of God sitting in my lap, eyes closed and mind open to the Spirit of Jesus living within me. And I believe I’ve sincerely offered to Him my life. And by that I mean, I’ve freely and without my own agenda, offered Him my time. What would He like me to do right now? What would He like me to write about?

And I’ve made a mind shift this morning. I have so many writing projects I’d like to work on; books, website changes, blog posts, and more books… lots of planned books to work on. But I’m no longer calling them “planned” books. Instead they are just “ideas” for books. And I’ve offered those ideas to Jesus. If He sees value in any of them, then I believe I have sincerely chosen to trust Him to do something about it, hopefully through me.

Is this true surrender? I think so. I hope so. I’ve been chasing surrender for such a long time, off and on. I hope I’ve finally caught up with it.


Author: C.J. Penn

Reflections on a double life... I'm just a wanna-be writer. What's it like trying to do serious writing while also being consumed with a full-time engineering job? Between the two, I sometimes don't get much sleep. But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some work on my book before heading off to work. I'm also passionate about the truth of God and Jesus, a truth that is not always visible in the outward view of the Christian religion. It's this passion that has pulled me out of bed to write for over 6 years now, still working on the same book, a book about truth. Will it ever be finished? God knows.

6 thoughts on “Chasing Surrender

  1. It would be hard to sit with a better book! Brother Lawrence is a wonderful read, and a place to really reflect on where we are with God. May I suggest a book that has been my bedrock (outside the Bible) for the last 6 years. “The Seeking Heart” by Fenelon. This 16th century author will challenge you to your very core. It is collection of letters that expound humility and the death of self-love. I read one letter a day, everyday, and have been for all those years. the message sinks n over time. If you do get this book, please do not read ahead – it’s very tempting to do so. And keep reading as well. I have had many a friend read a little ways through and just can’t keep reading – too much of a challenge.

    It can be found easily on Amazon.

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  2. This meditation was so lovely – I think seeking surrender occurs every day. The more we seek, the more we find, the easier it becomes.

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  3. Surrender….it’s a difficult thing to do sometimes. It means giving up me, my ideas, goals, thoughts, agenda….for His. But the reward is worth it

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