A lot of sermons at Watermark end with a call to action — this is who Jesus is, this is what He said, so what are you going to do about it? Do we really give Him all of our plans, our whole life? If He leads us somewhere hard or uncomfortable, are we willing to go there?
The greatest freedom comes only through the deepest surrender. It’s one of life’s most mysterious realities. If we want to truly be free, we need to wholly surrender. And the greatest picture of this surrender and subsequent freedom is found at the cross. In John 17, moments before the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prays to the Father and says, “All I am is yours.” Romans 12 commands us to lay our lives down as our spiritual act of worship. To merely die would be too easy, but to lay down our lives daily, that is the call — and it is a holy surrender.