Luke 6:38 says Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure,
pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into
your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be
measured to you again.
When we give something out, that thing
no longer belongs to us. How that thing is used is little of our
business. In Legal terms, when you give something out, you are
transferring the right of ownership to another person. When we give our
lives to Christ, we are transferring our right of ownership to Jesus. We
are saying from this moment onward, I belong to You- Jesus. From that
day onward we seize to own our life. The totality of our life – our
strength, our hopes, our resources, our times, our future, our
challenges, and our failures in life e.t.c now belongs to Jesus.
Basically once we give our lives to Christ everything we own now belongs
to Jesus. Our resources now become a
tool for Him to propagate the gospel around the world, to feed the poor
and needy, orphans and widow. He now uses our strength in His vineyard.
He now uses our time for His own business. Many of us say we have
giving our life to Christ but how many have actually given all to Him
without withholding anything back? If Jesus should speak now and say My
son or My daughter , i want you to leave everything you have worked for
all your life , i need to send you to a missionary field for only two
years ,how many of us will say Ok Jesus with a smile on our face ?
What are advantages of giving once life to Jesus? From the moment you
give your life to Jesus your life no longer belongs to you. The
responsibility of protecting your life now becomes that of Jesus not
yours. I am yet to see any demon in hell that will come near what
belongs to Jesus. When give Him our mourning, He turns it into dancing,
Psalm 30:11. When we give our failures to Him He turns it into success
Luke 5:1-7 .Just give Him your resources and He will multiply it like He
did for the boy who gave five bread and two fishes in Matthew
14:13-21.Once we give our body to Him , what we will eat ,wear and
shelter becomes His responsibility. When we give Him our time, He will
visit us and fill us with His presence and the bible records in Psalm
16:11 that in the presence of God is fullness of Joy. If we give all to
Him – our Life, He will take it and in return give us eternal life.
Jesus says in Matthew 16:25, those who lose their life for my sake will
get it back. According to Luke 6:38, For with the measure you use, it
will be measured to you.
PRAYER POINT: Father, please help me today to give my life to you the way i am meant to.