From The Sacred Echo by Margaret Feinstein, excerpts from pages 117 & 119
Yet surrender means giving over everything--including the micro-things. Recently I've been experiencing one of those seasons where God is reminding me that submitting to him means avoiding the shortcuts. The voice echoes throughout everyday life.
Take more time with this person.
Be extra generous in your gift.
Be completely honest with them.
Love your enemies, yes, even that one...
When I pray from a surrendered perspective, my prayers begin to shift from my personal wishes to his will being done. Instead of getting something from God, I find myself wanting to give to him in adoration, praise, and thanksgiving. Instead of ending prayer on empty, I find myself filled with the presence of God.
Didn't your daddy also say, "Anything worth doing is worth doing well?" I said a similar thing in the book of Ecclesiastes, "Whatsoever your hands find to do, do it with all your might."
I don't do shoddy work, Little One. I pour My all into you.
And I want the same from you. Your all.