God’s Possessions! – Part 2
Being a possession of God is one of the greatest joys we have as believers in Jesus Christ. Apostle Paul understood this that was why we saw him repeatedly refer to himself as a ‘bond-servant’ of God. A bond-servant has no life of his own. In fact the life he lives is by the leave of his master. All he owns or acquires whilst in service to the master belong to the master. When a bond-servant decides to leave the employ of his master, he leaves behind all he has acquired. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to be His bond-servants (robots), people that are sold-out to God; not just mouthing “it’s all about God” but actually living the fact that it is truly about God and not them. If I may ask you, the personal visions and ‘manifestos’ you have written for yourself for this year, by whose leave did you write them? Did you finish writing them and presented them to God to bless? Imagine you have a robot, and it comes to you with what it desires to be doing, how would you react? If truly you are a bond-servant, only the Master can write and give such instructions. Besides God will not give you a detailed instruction for the year so that you will not get cocky and run from His presence. The Scriptures tells us: “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path” (Psalm 119:105). This means God will reveal His intentions to us as we walk daily with Him. If His word which is a lamp for our feet can light the whole journey, we may not necessarily need His guidance along the way. Thus, God desires to counsel and guide us every inch of the way. The Bible equally tells us that we are clay jars carrying the magnificent Spirit of God and not the other way round. It then follows that not only are we possessed by Him, we must look to Him for instructions and directions. Throughout Scriptures we have seen that those that look to God for instructions and directions never failed and they went on to be vessels through which God displayed His extraordinary powers. Friend, as His coming draws near, God desires that we must recognize this fact that we are His to be used as He wills. Jesus Christ reiterated this when he said “For I have come down from heaven not to do My will, but the will of Him who sent Me” (John 6:38) and “I assure you: the Son is not able to do anything on His own, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does these things in the same way” (John 5:19). There is so much the Lord desires to do in and through us only when we totally surrender our will to Him can He truly accomplish the feats in and through us. God bless you.