I’m not sure if you can see the tiny caption in this lovely picture but it says ‘Give it to God.’ I would like to talk a little about ‘Give it to God’ this morning. Giving it to God is a lovely message and should be followed in so many ways; however, oftentimes people think that giving it to God means to let it go. Well, not entirely. Even when we give something to God it still requires some action. Often I feel like people say ‘give it to God’ as a way to assume no responsibility. The Holy Spirit works within us, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God,” the Bible tells us. Therefore God gives us direct steps and instruction. My prayer is always for him to lead and guide. I know I am on the right path when he is leading me. This world can cause all kinds of confusion. We live in a culture that is focused on self; therefore, it may be hard to discern what God is saying versus other voices out there. Typically if something is not pleasurable to us or gratifying we do away with it. We ‘Give it to God.’ Think of the volunteers who wake up before dawn to go to the soup kitchen or the ones who do random acts of kindness or care for the elderly. These are people who gave it to God, but let God work through them for humankind. In a culture that tends to be individualistic in nature, the Bible tells us to ‘die to self.’ And that those who hold into their lives shall lose it, but those who ‘lose’ their lives [for His sake] will find it.✨🙏☦️
Zina Hermez has authored the best-selling book “Not Without God: A Story of Survival.” Her stories have been featured in various guest articles, medical journals, magazines, newsletters, and more than 300 of her own blog articles. As an educator for more than twenty years, she’s had the privilege of working with thousands of students from different backgrounds and parts of the world. Her upcoming book, “Not Without God: Hope In the Storm” will be out next year. Her writing endeavors have also earned her an invitation to speak at the Harvard Faculty Club’s “Business Expert Forum.” Zina’s goal is to help others overcome adversity, and she strives to do what she longs to–help others. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Southern Writers magazine, and the Suite T blog, among other places. Socializing with friends, taking business trips, listening to music, and meeting new people are among her hobbies. She was recently featured on Color Speak (a Grace and Truth Radio World! podcast) and on ESPN’s ‘Solutions from the Huddle’ broadcast. You can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, or Twitter.