I don’t know. Day 5.

If you missed yesterday’s post, read that first. Each post this week will build on one another.

Have you started a Covid-19 journal yet? If not, start there. Go and order a fancy journal on Amazon if that would motivate you. I usually just grab an old notebook. Staple some loose paper together if that’s all you have. After this is all over, you will be glad you kept a journal during this time.

I believe that at the heart of surrender is brokenness. We are taking a closer look at what that means.

Here is the definition that we are working off of. “In the positive spiritual sense, brokenness is the condition of being completely subdued and humbled before the Lord, and as a result, completely yielded to and dependent upon Him also.” (deeptruths.com)

Today we are going to look at the definitions of the words subdued, yielded and dependent.

Subdued speaks of bringing something or someone under control. In war it happens by force, but with God we always have choice. We choose whether or not we put our life under God’s control.

To Yield means “to surrender or submit, as to superior power.” (Dictonary.com)

Dependent: “relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc.” (Dictonary.com)

Journal questions for the day.

What does subdued mean in the context of surrender?

What does it mean to be yielded to God?

How are you dependent on God?

How do these words different from each other? How are they similar?

More tomorrow,


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Lisa lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children. When she is not blogging you can find her running, getting to know new people, serving her community and spending time with her family. She is currently working with the Family & Children Ministry department at a local church.

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