Aug 2, 2009

In Him I surrender all...



I Surrender All
Written by Judson W. Van DeVenter, 1896

All to Jesus I surrender;
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.

Refrain:
I surrender all,
I surrender all;
All to Thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

All to Jesus I surrender;
Humbly at His feet I bow,
Worldly pleasures all forsaken;
Take me, Jesus, take me now.
All to Jesus I surrender;

Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
Let me feel the Holy Spirit,
Truly know that Thou art mine.
All to Jesus I surrender;

Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power;
Let Thy blessing fall on me.
All to Jesus I surrender;

Now I feel the sacred flame.
Oh, the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory, to His Name!


Yesterday, I had a fondant modelling class at home. When its time to pack up and go, one student stayed back to help me pack up...and then suddenly I felt the Holy Spirit speaking to me reminding me of the days I had in Sunday School some donkey years ago. When I also had a student who would stayed back after each bible study class to help me to clean up. And its often that this student have much to share with me and needed a friend she could confide to.

I heeded His prompting...and true enough, the student told me she didn't want to come for class today because she had to go for surgery next week. She wanted to stay at home and rest. But her hubby ask her to let go of her fears about the surgery and to come for class so she can be more relaxed.

It was then she told me what the surgery was about...a cyst had formed in her right ovary and may be the cause of infertility for her. She was in tears and I started to share with her all my past surgeries, my 'twins' too. And yes, I also had a cyst plus a huge fibroid in my right ovary. But I learn over time to lean on God for everything.

So in faith, I trust that God will put things right for me. And He did. I didn't go for surgery, but I surrender all my pains, my fears and my tears to Him. And He healed me. That was in 2007. The 'twins' caused me much pain, Haemorrhaging that was very bad. I was bedridden for days at home. Wearing adult diapers not for uncontrollable urine but ever flowing blood.

I still keep one set of adult diaper in my cabinet.. A grim reminder of all that and a reminder too for me to know how BLESSED I was that I surrender everything to God.

Simple as that! AMEN!

So today I will spend a day of prayer for my student when she goes under the knife next Tuesday, 4 August 2009. So pray with me, for her too. That God will give her peace and the surgery be a success.

3 comments:

faithy, the amateur baker said...

Great Testimony! :) Thanks for sharing.

Tricia said...

We will be praying for her too. Bless you for being there for her.

Christine said...

It is great for the Lord to use you to give her the peace and assurance she needs. Believe it or not - The Lord always know how to use our talent whether big or small