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After bathing Hero this past week… or rather, watching Shauna bathe Hero this past week, I couldn’t help but ponder my own resistance to God and his cleansing work. Far too often, I resist him, fight him, and make the inevitable intolerably difficult. With this video comes a fresh prayer from my heart:

Lord Jesus, I surrender.

Not with a stiff spine, not with unbending knees.

I bow. I flop. I fall flat out at your feet—

Joyfully, expectantly, rightfully.

Speak, Lord. Your servant is listening.


Wanting you.

Longing for your kingdom to come.

Aching to be in the middle of the action.

Ready to take a step of faith.