Galatians 2:20 "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."
Philippians 1:20 "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
Unconditional surrender to God is an everyday event. Total surrender to God is telling God that He has every bit of you...your heart...your soul...your desires...your ambitions...your possessions...and your daily activities. You place it all in His hands and say "I'm yours today, God." I put it in a sense as to say "I'm yours TODAY, God" because we cannot live for tomorrow till tomorrow gets here. We need to take things (in our living for and surrendering to) God one day at a time.
God wants each of us to understand that surrender is not an option either. It is required!! God likens it to death or a condition in which we no longer live. That is how Paul explained it in the above Scripture reference. When we get saved and surrender our lives totally to God these things happen...
***You are crucified with Christ
***YOU no longer live
***Christ lives in you
***You live by faith in the Son of God
The surrendered and crucified life is ALL of Christ and NONE of us. It is not about US and what WE want...it is about CHRIST and what HE wants. We must confess all sin in our life and forsake it completely. It is the most fruitful...joy filled...purposeful life we can live. Don't put off surrendering all that you are to Him. Don't hold back...give your life to God completely. There is no better and peaceful place to be!! Afterall....didn't He give His all for you. He didn't hold anything back when He died for you.