“Thine, Lord, Only Thine”
How wonderfully complete would be your life, and mine, if every day of our sojourn here we could say, “Thine, Lord, only Thine.” Why shouldn’t this be the resolve of every Christian?
When we trusted Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and for salvation, we accepted Him as Saviour and Lord. This means that we have yielded the control of our lives to Christ, and that we are to follow Him whithersoever He leadeth…But, alas, so many who name His name are not wholly yielded to Him as Lord and Master. We have presumed to take our affairs into our own hands, and many have become self-centered in their living, and not Christ-centered. We thus grieve the Holy Spirit, and bring confusion to our own lives. For there is no joy for a Christian who is not yielded to Christ, every day.
Why cannot we say, “Thine, Lord, only Thine”? How different our lives would be, and how fruitful! We cannot please Him unless we follow faithfully the Captain of our salvation…How long since we have weighed the meaning of these words in Romans 12:1-2 – “I beseech you, therefore, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service”?
Truly, it is thru the Christ-centered and Christ-mastered life that we can accomplish our “reasonable service.” Any other attitude is unreasonable. When we consider what a precious price our Lord paid for our redemption – the price He paid to make us His very own – it seems but proper and reasonable that we should give to Him our very best, our very all.
“For ye are not your own; ye are bought with a price…therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit which are God’s” (1 Cor. 6:19-20).
Let us therefore pray that this shall be our constant resolution of life, “Thine, Lord, only Thine.” At the dawning of every new day, let us have but one desire, one dominating purpose – to please Him who loved us and gave Himself for us, and to acknowledge Him as Lord of all!
Oh, my fellow Christian comrades, I plead with you to take seriously the matter of your Christian profession. Let us get away from self-centered living. Let us be done with the spirit of covetousness, and worldly standards, and make really make an effort, a sincere effort, an all-out effort to live for Christ. The time is short – how short!
“The coming of the Lord draweth nigh” (Jas 5:8). “I must work the works of Him that sent Me while it is day, for the night cometh when no man can work” (John 9:4). Should we not live each day in the expectation of His coming?
– From Capital Voice.