Have you ever gave someone complete control of your life?
Well, if you give them access to your bank account and your calendar, then they have control of your life. So if you were to look at your bank statement and your calendar, who would you say has control of it?Another question to ask while you’re looking at your bank account and your calendar is, what would people say you value the most?
I would say that our most valuable resources could be summed up in two words – Time/Money. One reason these two are such good indicators is because they are not endless sources, which means when we are giving them to something we are choosing no to give them to something else. Another reason is that these can be measured
One reason these two are such good indicators is because they are not endless sources, which means when we are giving them to something we are choosing no to give them to something else. Another reason is that these can be measured. You can count the currency and the hours spent on something. Whereas something like emotional or physical energy might not be so easy to measure.
As Christians could we say that Jesus is Lord of all, or would we have to add a couple of exceptions for our money and time? James Hudson Taylor is said to have coined the phrase, “Christ is either Lord of All or not Lord at all”. So with that phrase in mind, could we say that Jesus is Lord at all? Personally, I think I have someone repenting and work to do.
The funny thing is that we don’t want to give God access to these highly valued resources because we think he will leave us broke and interrupt our schedule. He might. But we forget that God is the creator of everything, including time.
There are two events that show Jesus complete control over these two areas.
In the first one, Jesus took a meal meant for one maybe two people and then he prayed, multiplied it, and fed five thousand plus people.
In the second event, Jesus sends his disciples Peter to get money out of a fish’s mouth in order to pay taxes (don’t try this at home – safe for miracles workers only).
So as we allow the Holy spirit to transform our lives by re-directing our love and passion towards God and the things he loves, let’s not forget that God cares for us. He has promised to take care of us like a good father that he is. And let’s not forget that he has the full ability to do so. In the end, it’s really not a risk it’s the right move. Let’s give Jesus full control of our Time and money. Those are the best hands we could put them in.