Unlimited: What We Should Say When We Get Up Every Morning
Jul 5, 2019 1712
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:31-31, NIV).
Our problem is the heart of the word ‘sin.’ Man became self-centred at the throne. This is the problem of all of us: self-centeredness.
That is why we are not praising God and praying to God. All I am thinking about is how am I doing.
That’s a threat to me; thinking that God is asleep and thinking of self, self, self.
It is easy to say, but always worth thinking about what this saying means: If God is not God of all, he is not God at all.
We ought to get up in the morning and say, “I am the Lord’s!” – not with reluctance, but with joy!
“I am the Lord’s, entirely and forever. I exalt at the thought! Here at the foot of the cross, I devote my life to his service. All I have has come from Him – all my talents, all my money, small or great, all my opportunities, all my energies – and I devote to thee and to your cause, forever. All will be Christ’s. Whatever comes to pass, honour or reproach, joy or sorrow, life or death. I am the Lord’s, world without end.”
That should be the Christian’s prayer. Our Lord said, If anyone would follow me, he must love me more than father or mother, son or daughter, houses or land and his own life… his own life! I submit to you it is because we do not see our sinful lost estate that we do not appreciate the Gospel. – Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: What do you do when you first wake up in the morning? Consciously plan to declare whom you belong to when you first start your day tomorrow.