So God is changing us into a palace he can live in… (See July 1) But that is not enough to satisfy him. He wants every bit of us and when we give him all of ourselves, one by one we will change the space around us, and over time forming a new country that looks like Christ.
Give me all of you!!! I don’t want so much of your time, so much of your talents and money, and so much of your work. I want YOU!!! ALL OF YOU!!
I have not come to torment or frustrate the natural man or woman, but to KILL IT! No half measures will do.
I don’t want to only prune a branch here and a branch there; rather I want the whole tree out! Hand it over to me, the whole outfit, all of your desires, all of your wants and wishes and dreams.
Turn them ALL over to me, give yourself to me and I will make of you a new self—in my image. Give me yourself and in exchange, I will give you Myself. My will shall become your will. My heart shall become your heart.”(C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity)
Do you not discern and understand that you [the whole church] are God’s temple (His sanctuary), and that God’s Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you [to be at home in you, collectively as a church and also individually]? (1 Corinthians 3:16, AMP)
Prayer- God, give us the courage to face the truth of the change required in us so that we can show Jesus to the world. Amen.