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I am not saying this is easy; it's not. But by abandoning ourselves to God and totally laying down our lives, we leave all our cares and concerns in His loving hands.

ABANDONMENT UNLOCKS THE DOOR
If we want the peace that only God can give, we must abandon ourselves completely to Him. Abandonment is the key that unlocks our entry to the secret place where our King and heavenly Bridegroom dwells.

Abandonment is the means God uses to reveal His mysteries to us. One of the greatest mysteries is the way God transforms us from who we are now into women who bear the marks of Jesus Christ.

Finding your way to this place in God requires giving Him the keys to everything: children, husbands, families, homes, possessions, friends, jobs and dreams. We must place everything in His hands and leave it there for Him to do with as He sees fit.

It takes great faith to produce this kind of abandonment in us. It does not come easily. But the more we know God and the better we know Him, the easier it will be to abandon ourselves freely without holding back.

God is our center, and His kingdom is within us (see Luke 17:21). When we abandon ourselves and become completely united with Him in spirit, soul and body, the barriers of doubt, fear and pride will melt in the warmth of His love. We can come into a place where peace, love and eternal strength are ours because we are one with Him, peacefully resting in the wonder of that love.

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Michal Ann Goll, with her husband, Jim, co-founded Ministry to the Nations. She was a conference speaker and author before she passed away in 2008.

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