GLEANINGS FROM THE SCRIPTURES
God Wants Our All
By Keith L. Estes
C.S. Lewis writes a reflection from his book The Joyful Christian Christ says " Give me all. I don't want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work; I want you. I have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it. No half measures are any good. I don't want to cut off a branch here and a branch there, I want to have the whole tree down....Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked the whole outfit. I will give you a new self. In fact, I will give you Myself my own will shall become yours."
We must go in for the full treatment. It is hard; but the sort of compromise we are all hankering after is harder, in fact, it is impossible. It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird; it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
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The apostle John says, "Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another."
Reference: 1 John 4:11 King James Version the Holy Bible.