Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
To start with I know that isn’t a word. But Follow me for a moment. There have been times in my life when I looked up to the Lord and said, “I don’t have anything else to give you. I’ve surrendered all”. Only to have the Lord point some things out to me that weren’t His. Those times He never asked me for things of worldly value. He saw spiritual parts of me that were partly surrendered. I don’t want to partly surrender. But I can’t always see with my one eyes my own shortcomings and definitely can’t see how to overcome them. But when I fast I open myself up to His voice and power and I can become closer to my “surrenderdest”.