In James 4:4-8, we see a picture of surrender that has been overlooked by modern Christianity. When asked "Who is God?", many today will reply, "the man upstairs " instead of "He is the fountain of life, the only source of existence and power and goodness, and throughout the universe there is nothing good but what God works." Why such a lengthy definition? God has created the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the flowers, and the trees, and the grass; and they are all to-tally surrendered to God! They all allow God to work in them just what He pleases. Jesus admonished us in Matthew 6 to consider the lilies of the field in all their beauty. God clothes the lily with its beauty, and it is totally yielded, surrendered, given over to God as He works in it its beauty to His liking.
Jeremiah 36:1-2 "In the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD: "Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah and all the other nations from the time I began speaking to you in the reign of Josiah till now."