Update from Tammy Trent
I know it’s been awhile since I’ve sent out a newsletter but the sun was shining again today so I thought, why not! I wanted to take a quick minute to encourage anybody that is feeling like you’re waving a white flag of surrender towards Heaven! Jesus sees you and won’t let you journey anything alone!
I can’t do this on my own! I finally surrender all!
A Holy life isn’t a “perfect” life but it’s a surrendered life! To become one, in a real genuine relationship with Jesus, we must be willing not only to give up sin, but also to surrender our whole way of looking at things. Being born again by the Spirit of God means that we must first be willing to let go before we can grasp something else.
The first thing we must surrender is all of our pretense or deceit. What Jesus wants us to bring to Him is not our goodness or our efforts to do better, but real solid sin. Laying it all down before Him! And what He gives us in exchange for our sin is real solid righteousness. I’m soooo thankful for that AND His mercy!
Once we have done that, the Spirit of God will show us what we need to surrender next. Along each step of this process, (and trust me IT IS A PROCESS) we will have to give up our claims to our rights to ourselves. Are we willing to surrender our grasp on all that we possess - our desires and everything else in our lives?
If you are faced with the question of whether or not to surrender, I pray over you at this moment....do not be afraid of the unknown, the shame, any guilt or the road ahead...trust God with this process and surrender all that you have and all that you are to Him. He will make all things new again.
I promise you this, just as He is doing for me in my season of surrender, God will then equip you to do ALL that He requires of you. And peace will flow like a river!
P.S. I'd love to see you on the road at any of the events that I have an honor of being a part of! You can see my current tour schedule on my website. https://www.tammytrent.com/index.php/tour-dates
Join Us On An Amazing Alaska Cruise
I hope you’ll join us on a concert cruise that is sure to be the highlight of your year—maybe decade. There’s just something about a gathering of the family of God in a gorgeous setting, on a luxurious ship, that leads to memories you never forget. That’s why I’m so excited to invite you to cruise Alaska with Michael W Smith, myself and friends in 2018!
I’ve been to Alaska before and remember how incredible it was. There’s just soo much to take in. Bald eagles soaring overhead, grizzly bears fishing on the far shoreline, whales breaching in the ocean—it’s a playground for wildlife, and a place where God seems to be having so much fun! I guarantee you’ll be blown away...especially by the glaciers, which we’ll spend a whole day exploring. We’ll sail on Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam, an elegant ship you will absolutely love. The food and service onboard is some of the best you will ever experience. Not only will our getaway be filled with state-of-the-art concerts, we’ll also laugh together, pray together and share daily devotions—seeking God each step of our journey.
I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us in Alaska! Let’s worship together in a place that inspires praise. Hope you can join! It will be a life changing cruise together and my heart is sooo wrapped up in the thought! https://www.michaelwsmith.com/Alaska
- Tammy Trent