Rhapsody Of Realities
19TH, May 2020
YOU BELONG TO HIM!
"For Ye Are Bought
With A Price: Therefore Glorify
God In Your Body, And In Your Spirit,
Which Are God’s!"
(1 Corinthians 6:20)
I love the story I heard many years ago
of a Chinese brother. It's a powerful expression of our consecration to
the Lord and oneness with Him.
The story goes that he was travelling
on the same train as three gentlemen
who wanted to play a card game that
required a fourth person.
So, they asked him, "Sir, would you
mind joining us to play this game?"
He replied, "Oh, I'm sorry. I would
have joined you, but I'm not here
with my hands." "You're not here
with your hands?" they chorused
in bewilderment. "No, I'm not,"
They looked at him closely; he
seemed complete and his hands
didn't look like prostheses. "So,
what about these hands here?"
they queried. "They're not mine,"
he replied. Now they thought he
was out of wits. Knowing their
thoughts, he quickly spoke up
and explained: "I've been bought
with a price. I now belong to Jesus.
These hands now belong to Him
and I only use them for what He
wants." He then went ahead and
explained the Gospel to them to
receive Christ. What a beautiful
thought this is! What a mindset
this brother had! This is what
happens when you understand
the significance of the salvation
you've received from Christ.
You recognize that you're not
your own; it's no longer you that
live, but Christ that lives through you.
You belong to Him, and can only do
the things that He approves; only
those things that please Him.
You glorify Him in your spirit,
soul, and body, for they're His.
I’ve been crucified
with Christ; it’s no longer
I who live, but Christ lives in
and through me. Therefore,
I present my body as a living sacrifice,
holy and acceptable unto the Lord,
which is my reasonable service.
I glorify the Lord in my spirit, soul,
and body, making them vents
for His righteousness.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20.