Song Stories | Sweet Surrender

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Talk It Out...

These questions and thoughts are designed to help you create connection in your Community. The next four weeks we will be taking a look at the stories behind some of the songs we sing written by our very own 29:11Worship Team!

Song Lyrics: Sweet Surrender (29:11 Worship)

Here I’ve fallen once again

An ember still alive within

I will wait on bended knee

For You to move the dead in me

Surrender

Sweet Surrender

I cede all of me

In sweet surrender

I trade it all to know your grace

Lord guide my steps within your ways

I place my tears into your hands

And in Your time to understand 

I’m letting go

I can’t do this on my own

I’m letting go

Where I am weak you make me strong

I’m letting go

In sweet surrender

*Start Talking. Find a conversation starter for your group from the following questions…

-What is your favorite time of day and why?

-If you could do anything in the world as your career, what would you do?

*Start Thinking. Ask a thoughtful question. 

Cede, an interesting word that we often do not here. It is a verb, an action, and by definition it simply means to relinquish possession or control over, to yield, to surrender. Surrendering is often something hard for many of us to do because it means the loss of being in control.

God calls us to follow him, to let go of our selfish ways and fully rely on him to guide and direct our steps, to sit at his feet in sweet surrender. Think of a time that you felt God prompting you to cede, to surrender, to give up control. What was the situation? How did you respond? Did you struggle with what to do?

*Start sharing. Go over these questions to help spark discussion in your group.

Read Genesis 32:9-12

Jacob was concerned for his life and the lives of his family. God had told Jacob to return home after many years of being gone. Jacob had left due to “cheating” his brother out of his inheritance, and now as he returns he is potentially faced with an angry brother. In this prayer, Jacob cries out to God in desperation, in fear. He reminds God of his promise to him. 

Have you ever cried out to God in desperation? Have you reminded God (and yourself) of his promises? What was the outcome of the situation? Did you surrender?

Read Genesis 32: 24-30

Jacob wrestled with a man and was wounded when he would not surrender. Why would Jacob not give up?

Why can it be hard for us to surrender to God?

Could life be easier at times if we would just surrender our wills to Him?

Read 2 Corinthians 12:9

*Start Prayer. Here are ways to close your group in prayer. 

 As you are ending your group, have everyone close their eyes and read the lyrics again to Sweet Surrender slowly, like a poem. Once the song is read, take a few moments for quiet reflection then have someone end in prayer thanking God for his grace, and that in our weakness he is made strong.