Surrendering your life to Jesus means that when God gazes on you, He does it through Jesus-colored glasses. He doesn’t smell the stink of your sin. He smells the scent of your surrender. He doesn’t see your ugly shame. He sees the Holy Spirit’s flame flickering inside of you. He feels value and worth inside your soul, because of the Son who died to place it there.
“This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you.” (2 Timothy 1:6 NLT)