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Principle Three: Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control (Step Three). “Blessed are the meek.” (Matthew 5:5) 


Connecting with God, The Prayer of Surrender, Part 1

Every day, you have to decide who's going to be in control of your life - you or God. In this message, Pastor Rick explains how to let go of control and know that God is in control so that you can have serenity in your life.

http://cdn.rickwarren.org/broadcast-mp3-podcast/10-07-2013_DailyHope_connecting-with-god-the-lords-prayer_broadcast_the-prayer-of-surrender_pt-1.mp3

Connecting with God, The Prayer of Surrender, Part 2

One of the reasons people struggle with contentment is because they're always looking for explanations for why things happen in their lives. But Pastor Rick wants you to understand through this message that when you're going through pain, you don't really need God's explanation. You need God's presence.

http://cdn.rickwarren.org/broadcast-mp3-podcast/10-08-2013_DailyHope_connecting-with-god-the-lords-prayer_broadcast_the-prayer-of-surrender_pt-2.mp3

Connecting with God, The Prayer of Surrender, Part 3

Aren't you tired of being at war with God? Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how to hold up the white flag and say, "God, the war's off. I'm not going to fight you any more. I want serenity, not stress." Surrender is the ultimate expression of faith.http://cdn.rickwarren.org/broadcast-mp3-podcast/10-09-2013_DailyHope_connecting-with-god-the-lords-prayer_broadcast_the-prayer-of-surrender_pt-3.mp3

No matter what your hurt, habit or hang-up:

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.
Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.
Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.
Be careful how you THINK, your life is shaped by your thoughts. Proverbs 4:23
In other words, God wants our beliefs turned into behavior.


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"I am a Surrendered Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.

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With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.

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Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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