"Surrender," in Hebrew, means "to align or arrange oneself under the command of a divine viewpoint." You literally turn away from the offerings of the world, the opinions of others, and your own strategies for achieving life and instead choose to stand under God’s divine viewpoint. When we cling to other things, believing they will satisfy our souls, we put something between us and God—actually, we put something in front of Him. They may be good things, but when they become highest in our hearts, we get into trouble; we’ve stepped away from our first love, maybe without even noticing. In today’s podcast, Stasi shares that the surrendered life is a doorway into a deeper life with God, then closes with a beautiful and powerful encounter with Jesus through which we experience the fruit of surrender: resting in our God’s unconditional love.



Psalm 100:3 (NIV) — Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Isaiah 40:11 (NIV) — He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.

Mark 6:34 (NIV) — When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

Ezekiel 34:31 (NIV) — You are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, declares the Sovereign Lord.’”

Revelation 7:17 (NIV) — For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”

Hebrews 13:5 (NIV) — Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV) — The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

Matthew 11:28 (NIV) — Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV) — Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


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Creators & Guests

Stasi Eldredge
Stasi Eldredge is an author, teacher, and the women’s ministry leader at Wild at Heart—a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God’s love, and learn to live in God’s Kingdom. Stasi and her husband, John, live in Colorado Springs.
Stacey Burton
Stacey Burton has been a grateful part of the Wild at Heart team for over 10 years wearing many hats, including the Producer of Stasi Eldredge’s Captivated podcast and the ministry's Resources Manager. Stacey is continually learning what it means to fully rest in God’s grace and provision, enjoying nothing more than meeting with him in the boundless, quiet beauty of the outdoors. A native to Colorado, Stacey and her husband Eric anticipate becoming empty nesters as their kids, Jake and Riley, prepare to step out into their own adventure.
Tim & Laurie Thornton
The intro and outro music for the Captivated podcast is composed by Tim and Laurie Thornton, who have a passion to empower God’s people as they seek the kingdom and live into their destiny as a worshiping family that makes disciples and extends the dominion of God wherever they go.

What is Captivated?

Hosted by Stasi Eldredge, her desire for this podcast is for the revelation of the Love of God to so engulf the listener that they become exquisitely captivated by Jesus. Stasi wants to invite listeners to respond to the reality that they are the purpose of His pursuit, the desire of His heart, the intent of the Larger Story and the prize of Heaven. The King is captivated by them.

Episodes will be flavored with humor, passion, perspective, honesty, and personal stories both from Stasi and from guests that highlight the shared experiences of women living in these extraordinary days with hearts captured by Jesus.

Stasi Eldredge is a New York Times bestselling author, and her books have sold nearly 3 million copies and changed women’s lives all over the world. A teacher and conference speaker, Stasi is the director of the women’s ministry at Wild at Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God’s love, and learn to live in God’s kingdom. Her passion is to see lives transformed by the beauty of the gospel.