12.28.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on prayer. Part 42.

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?


  1. Suzanne on December 28, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Yes, the daily enemy exists but I authority in the name of Jesus, to defeat it. Without the enemy though…would I lean on Jesus? Or would my day just be a day, void of anything important?

  2. Margaret K on December 28, 2020 at 9:37 am

    We are not owners of anything, we are but stewards of God’s property. Our lives, our bodies, our families, our cars, our jobs, our money, our influence – it was all bought with the Precious Blood of Jesus.
    We have been given stewardship of all of it by God, but it belongs to Him.
    If we keep that in mind, I believe we’ll be better stewards, take better care of what we have, be more willing to let go when God puts it on our hearts to give something away, be more faithful tithers, take better care of our bodies, treat people better, the list goes on and on.
    It all belongs to God. We belong to God.
    That’s a wonderful state to be in. Let us always remember that. If we (and I’m talking to myself as well), if we remain God-conscious, we will be better Christians.

  3. Peggy F on December 28, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Amen !!! And yes, a song is singing in my head, …..” All to Jesus , I surrender , all to Him, I freely give. I will ever love and trust Him, , in His Presence daily live. I surrender all,….. I surrender all,……. All to thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all,….. All to Jesus , I surrender , Make me Savior wholly thine, Let me feel the Holy Spirit , truly know that You are mine” , I surrender all……….. I surrender all……Wow that”s going back to the Vineyard and Maranatha praise days…….love it !!! ………../this devotion puts me in mind of Romans 12:1 and 2 I beseech you therefore brethren,by th
    mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.”

  4. Jonathan B on December 28, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    If God doesn’t take a moment off, neither shall I. May I be stronger knowing him and having him inside me guiding me on the right path. For God will be my pilot and I will be guided closer to him by my positive actions. For his glory. Amen

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