All There is of Me
One day General Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, was introduced to Queen Victoria, who asked him, “Why has God used you so greatly to help the poor and the suffering souls of England?” Booth replied, “I guess the reason is because God has all there is of me.”
Jesus didn’t call us to follow Him when it’s convenient. Our time on earth is brief, and we are here on assignment. There’s work to do, people to win, and a kingdom to advance.
Our Lord warned against letting ‘the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word,’ rendering us unfruitful. He wants 100% of you.
Our effectiveness for Christ is hindered by unyielded priorities or unconfessed sin. Jesus wants all of us there is to have. He wants all the adoration of our hearts, all the zeal of our souls, and all the days of our lives.
Don’t allow the ‘things’ in your life to keep you from doing what Christ is calling you to do for Him.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Matthew 16:24
From David Jeremiah – Contributed by Graham Bull