The first Friday worship of the year; Friday because Fridays are the Sundays or weekly holidays in the Middle East. We had a great time of worship and a call to surrender ourselves afresh to the Lord. Surrender!.......what a word...... Surrender!.......how difficult...... What would surrendering ourselves to Jesus mean after all? Letting him run our lives and us living in obedience to his Word would seem to be the most appropriate definition. Regarding this, the Bible exhorts us in this manner......
Proverbs 3:5-8 NIV  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.  Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.  This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
Submission to God definitely brings blessings to our lives. One of these blessings is mentioned by James in his book. He says, James 4:7 NIV  Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Resisting the devil is only possible to one who is submitted to God. There's victory in submission to God, so let's do it and be victorious, for the blessings of God are for the ones who are victorious.