Surrender that has no practical outcome is not surrender.  There is no piety that is merely locked away in our religious experiences.  Being must become doing or it ceases to be being.  Commitment without action is self deception.  Our experience of God will express itself in how we spend our time, how we expend our energy, and how much of our money and possessions we will part with to advance the right and the good.

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.  For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror.  For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.  But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” James 1:22-25 (ESV)