“It Is the Lord!”

January 18th, 2012 by Dave Leave a reply »


Thomas answered and said to Him, ’My Lord and my God!’ —John 20:28

Jesus said to her, ’Give Me a drink’ ” (John 4:7). How many of us are expecting Jesus Christ to quench our thirst when we should be satisfying Him! We should be pouring out our lives, investing our total beings, not drawing on Him to satisfy us. “You shall be witnesses to Me . . .” (Acts 1:8). That means lives of pure, uncompromising, and unrestrained devotion to the Lord Jesus, which will be satisfying to Him wherever He may send us.

Beware of anything that competes with your loyalty to Jesus Christ. The greatest competitor of true devotion to Jesus is the service we do for Him. It is easier to serve than to pour out our lives completely for Him. The goal of the call of God is His satisfaction, not simply that we should do something for Him. We are not sent to do battle for God, but to be used by God in His battles. Are we more devoted to service than we are to Jesus Christ Himself?

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Good morning Lord.   It does seem easier to get involved in service than relationship.   It’s true on the human level as well as with you.   Service can actually numb the pain of lack of relationship.   But what Oswald said about needing to ensure your pleasure seems only half of the story … one side of the coin … true, but not complete.

Yes, of course, there is another side.  When you go all out for me, you receive more from me than if you had just tried to get fulfillment.  Remember you can’t out give me.  The more you give, the more you will receive   … unless you are trying to formularize it.  Then it won’t work.



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