Friday, November 14, 2014
“Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it.” (Luke 17:33)
Good evening, Lord. This day has gone so fast. Thank you for being with me through all its lessons, encounters, and work. Now let me just rest in your love.
Do I seek to preserve my life or to lose it in you, Lord? The less I care about earthly possessions and concerns, the freer I am to be who you created me to be, made in your image, saved in your death.
I cannot die for you, but I can die in you. Since you are God and I am human, I can do nothing to redeem myself from my sins against you. Yet, you allow me to participate in your Sacrifice. You will not take me without my consent, but if I allow you — no, rather if I beg you to receive all that I have and all that I am, you will make me your instrument.
Play me; work through me for your honor and glory. Then, only, will I find my life. If it be your will, let me be silent now, lost in you.