DEVOTION: “For some (nobody knows which) the Christian life will include much leisure, many occupations we naturally like. But these will be received from God’s hands. In a perfect Christian they would be as much part of his ‘religion’, his ‘service’, as his hardest duties, and his feasts would be as Christian as his fasts. What cannot be admitted—what must exist only as an undefeated but daily resisted enemy—is the idea of something that is ‘our own’, some area in which we are to be ‘out of school’, on which God has no claim.” (Pg 102)
A place in which God has no claim.
It’s such an incredible statement because it’s so true. There is no ace in which God does not have a claim.
That’s our egos talking, right?
It’s all His. Every last bit of it. We might think it’s of our own doing or our own idea, but it’s all Him. All of it.
Money. Job. Talent. Kids. Car. House. Health.
The list goes on. It’s all His and it all demands surrender. Surrender of it all to Him.
I love His wording in the last part of this paragraph, a daily resisted enemy.
It’s a constant. To keep our reality in check. Our thought patterns that give us “permission” to take a day or a moment off from being a follower of Jesus.
These moments, days, should not exist.
Do they in your life?