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Through "The Basics with Beth," Beth Jones is teaching the basics of God's Word to help you live a life you love and love the life you live! 

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Monday, Wednesday and Friday: “The Basics with Beth” – Fresh, fun and empowering Bible basics to build your faith and impact your life in practical ways.

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The White Flag

Beth Jones

"Therefore submit to God…" James 4:7, NKJV

Want to start this year off on the right foot? Would you like to let go of last year's frustrations? Eliminate self-induced pressure? Lower your blood pressure, relieve stress and release the weight of the world? It’s not impossible - simply throw up the white flag and surrender to God!

There is something wonderful about submission. Of course, our human nature rebels against the idea of submitting to anyone or anything – right? After all, we are capable and confident that we can figure it out on our own, or so we think. The only problem with that way of living is that it's the long road to nowhere! When we submit to the Lord and follow His guidance – He leads us into His best. He takes us on scenic routes, shows us amazing sights, connects us to wonderful people and does supernatural things in and through us.

Submitting to God doesn't mean we become passive, incompetent, weak zombies. It simply means we are bright enough to recognize that humbly following the God of the universe is a really smart thing to do. To submit means to take our place in rank – to acknowledge that He's the general, we are the privates. He leads, we follow. He's the boss and we surrender ourselves to His leadership, wisdom, authority, experience and love. It's truly a place of great freedom.

As we enter into a brand new year, I encourage you to intentionally spend some time in prayer and re-submit your life to the Lord. Choose to submit your life (spirit, soul and body) to His will, plans and purposes for this new year. Ask Him for the wisdom, grace and strength you need to follow through. There may not be fireworks or goose bumps when you pray, but there should be an immediate sense of freedom, peace, expectancy and joy!

Are you ready to submit 2017 to the Lord? God won't force our submission – He's not a dictator; He's a loving Heavenly Father. He gives us the option and the free will to choose to surrender to Him. If you've not already done so, why not intentionally submit to God today!

Say This: "Dear Father, I submit to You this day and all of 2017. I throw up the white flag and I choose to surrender myself (spirit, soul and body) to You – Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit. I ask You to give me the wisdom, grace and strength I need to follow through! In Jesus' Name. Amen."

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P.S. COMING SOON - We’re launching an all new Basics Daily Devo format starting in February. The Basics Daily Devo has been going strong now for over 8 years! We love connecting with you each morning throughout the week - but it’s time to mix it up! So, what can you expect? You can still look forward to receiving The Basics Daily Devo to your inbox each morning, but each day you’ll find something fresh and new! Some days you’ll see a full devo like the one above or you might get...

- A link to our latest Basics With Beth podcast
- An encouraging scripture
- Something that might make you laugh
- A graphic that you can share via social media
- And more! 

The things we share will continue to help you live the life you love and grow in your relationship with the Lord. We’re excited for a new season of “the basics” and hope you are too! Stay tuned for good things to come in 2017!