Friday 10 January 2020

Devotional Tea 38: He Deserves My All

Scripture: Romans 12:11 (TLB)
Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically.
Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God. (Jim Elliot)
God’s call demands our all. Anything less and it is not an acceptable offering. That is where the people missed it in the Old Testament. That is the very bane of religion. People are struggling to meet the barest minimum. The question on their minds is, “What can we get away with?” They are only mindful of pushing the limits to supposedly avoid sin, rather than embracing righteousness.

Such do not take ownership of their walk with God. They see it as another man’s responsibility. They see it as the pastor or priest’s responsibility. No wonder they fall prey to the same people. Rather than coming straight to the throne room, they leave that to others. Not wanting to be convicted of their shortcomings they choose to stay away from the master’s feet.

Not so is our call. Our call is to give God our all and much more. Our call is to draw close to the throne room to know even as we have been known. Our call is to take ownership of our pilgrimage and walk in righteousness. Our call is to extend the boundaries of righteousness. Our call is to make God’s glory known in all that we are, do, and say. Of such and with such is the heart of the Father pleased. Where do you stand?

Further Reading: Deuteronomy 6:5; 5:23-33; Hebrews 4:16; Psalm 103:7; Luke 10:40-42; 1 Samuel 15:17-21; Hebrews 11:6

Prayer: Lord, may I never hide from your presence. May it always be my utmost desire. You can have the whole of me. Cause my heart to take ownership of your will, and my feet to be quick to follow. You are my God

© 2016 Akin Akinbodunse.

Link to Series:
Devotional Tea 37: Faith or Anxiety
Devotional Tea 39: Keeping Your Edge

More Thoughts on Topic:

"If you do only what you are told you are a slave. If you do more than what you are told you are a free man." (Earl Nightingale)

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