For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
-- Ephesians 3:14-15, 17
No one really wants to give up control of their life. Do you?
Because if you do, your life will spin out of control, right? And if you’re like most people, you constantly worry about how to keep the lid on your life. You want to be in charge of your life and control your own destiny.
As Christians, you and I are commanded to give ourselves unconditionally to the leadership of the Holy Spirit and the lordship of Jesus Christ in our lives. As our verse today says, Jesus wants to “dwell” in your heart.
He doesn’t want you to live a divided life—one secular and one spiritual. Christ wants to consume and control your very being all the time. Every choice and every circumstance ought to be for God’s glory.
But I want to make one thing very clear. When you give up your life to Christ, you’re not giving up. When you allow Christ to guide your life, you gain productivity, sweet rest, overflowing joy, and power!
Today, I want to challenge you to give up every part of your life to Jesus in exchange for His. You’re getting the better deal!
ARE YOU ALLOWING THE LORD TO DWELL IN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE? IF NOT, PRAY FOR THE COURAGE TO GIVE CHRIST COMPLETE CONTROL.