WE YIELD ALL TO OUR LORD, ALLOWING HIM SOVEREIGNTY OVER OUR LIVES
“God wants the whole person and He will not rest till He gets us in entirety. No part of the man will do” — A.W. Tozer
God desires to be Lord over every area of our lives. He is not content to be sovereign over just a few. How often we gladly welcome Him into certain areas… while closing the doors to Him in others. We may not be intentionally doing so. Yet when we allow the world to influence us more than our God, we allow the the world’s values to seep into our souls.
“One compromise here, another there and soon enough the so-called Christian and the man in the world look the same.” — A.W. Tozer
Worldly influences can enter in so slowly as to be nearly imperceptible. Soon we’ve denied God access to key places in our lives where He no longer has the freedom to influence us for good… to work in us His perfect will.
The enemy, on the other hand, does not need to own us completely… he just needs some space to set up shop. He’s happy to get whatever nook or cranny we’re willing to give up. He knows that if he gains even slight access… a foot in the door… he can then attempt to conquer more territory. Soon he’s erected a stronghold… at a high cost to us and our Christian walk.
“And do not give the devil a foothold.” — Ephesians 4:27
Yet our God will not give up. We are His creation… His prized possession. He will fight for control of our lives. We were bought at the highest price ever paid… the greatest of sacrifices by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our God is victorious over the enemy. We need to allow Him to be victorious in us. Let us set out the welcome mat… throw open the doors… and allow him total access to every area of our lives. He will cast out the worldly values we’ve allowed to seep in… and replace them with His heavenly values. He will set up His sovereign rule… and fill us with His loving presence… when we give our all to Him.