DEVOTION: Continuing yesterday’s thought.
“For he claims all, because He is love and must bless. He cannot bless us unless He has us. When we try to keep within us an area that is our own, we try to keep an area of death. Therefore, in love, He claims all. There’s no bargaining with Him.” (Pg 102)
When we try to keep within us an area that is our own, we try to keep an area that is death.
Just wanted to make sure you caught that sentence. That is powerful.
Whatever we don’t surrender to God (oh there’s that word again) is death.
Lewis also uses the word bargaining here. There is no bargaining. No negotiations on what should and should not be surrendered.
He knows. All of it. There’s no hiding a part of you from God. He knows it all and wants it all. He wants to work in every part of our lives. Every part.
We talk ourselves into hanging on to this or that because it’s something that is comfortable or something that we don’t think will affect us….
We love to talk don’t we? Our Father knows best. He knows what’s best for us and best for our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with Jesus.
I know we keep saying this word but it’s a word we have to surrender to.