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Purged and Prepared

2 Timothy 2:20-21 King James Version (KJV)

20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

There is no denying that sin is in each one of us. We can do all the good deeds God assigns to us, we can give until there is nothing more to give and we can love with an unending devotion, but there will still be sin within us of some kind. For some it is more evident than others. Some may struggle with pornography, others with gossip, others with backbiting or complaining all the time. The way Paul says it here is enlightening to me. He calls this a great house. A great house is worthy of honor and is highly respected. It is seen as a place where good things dwell and where mercies are given out. It is a house that has a lot of honorable vessels in it. Vessels that can deliver good things to those who enter the house. But there are also vessels of dishonor, of wood and earth. These vessels will not survive the fiery trials that may come into the house. They may be useful for some purposes, but not an everlasting purpose.

I would imagine if Paul expanded on this a little bit, he would say that a house that is not so great would have more vessels of dishonor than the great house does. There will still be vessels of honor there, but not as many good deeds and not as much desire to fulfill God’s purpose. These houses are much more common than the great houses as we all know. There are also houses that have vastly more vessels of honor than dishonor. In other words, there are all kinds of houses in this world, some with more honor and some with less. Some with more dishonor and some with less.

Of course by now we all know that this analogy describes the human condition, not just a house. It brings out the fact that there is good and bad in all of us. None is perfect except Jesus himself. We all have good things inside us, vessels of honor that we can offer up to God at any time. But we also have bad things, vessels of dishonor, that must be purged from our life in order to bring God glory. The question is: What kind of vessels are you carrying around? Do you carry vessels of honor, like mercy, grace, kindness, patience, joy and other attributes that will assist those around you to know Christ. Or do you carry vessels of dishonor, like grumbling, moaning, complaining, backbiting, pride, gossip, irreverence, hypocrisy and other attributes that bring shame to Christ? Whatever vessels you carry will reflect on Jesus and His witness within you.

This is why we must purge the bad vessels out of our life and make room for the vessels of honor. If the church looks the same as the world, why would anyone want any part of it? This is exactly what is happening in many churches and denominations right now. The church is looking more and more like the world because it’s members are full of vessels of dishonor and the world doesn’t need more of that. They get enough of that from outside the church. God is looking for a people that will bring their vessels to be filled with His goodness, righteousness and all other Godly attributes. He wants us to bring our vessels just as the woman did with Elijah. Every vessel she could find was filled with oil to give her life again. Every vessel we can purge from the dishonorable things in life, and bring to Jesus, will be filled with honorable things.

I’m not sure about you but I know that God has more for me on this earth. He is not done with me yet! Moses started his ministry when he was 80 and I’m only 68. I have many years left that I can make an impact in this world and I intend to do just that. I have a great desire to touch others with the poetry and songs I hear on almost a daily basis. I have no doubt that you have the same desire deep within your heart. Ephesians 3:20 tells us that God can do exceedingly, abundantly more than we can think or imagine by the power that works within us. He has plans for us that we can’t possibly comprehend until we have purged out the dishonorable vessels and replaced them with honorable ones ready to be filled. Once these dishonorable things are gone, we become sanctified and ready for the master’s use. God cannot sanctify a filthy vessel. It must be purged of dishonor. The things of this earth must be put ion the back seat – better yet in the trunk. The word sanctify means to set apart. Why would God set aside a vessel that is not honorable? He would not. He would make sure the dishonorable things were gone from that vessel before he would set it apart for His use. Sometimes I think we forget this. I know I do. I keep asking God to do great things with me, yet I am unwilling to put aside the things in me that do not bring him honor,. He simply will not do that. If I really want God to bring greater things into my life, my desires must be put aside, my dishonorable vessels must be destroyed and purged out of my system, and I must come to a place where I bring Him honor in all I do. This is something very few are willing to do. It’s always one step away, one worldly desire away. When will I learn to just take that extra step and give Him all I have?

It is at that moment that we purge ourselves of these dishonorable vessels that we are prepared for every good work that he would have us do. There are so many things he would have us do and we are only holding ourselves back. The church today is shrinking back from the enemy, the culture is moving away from the church, and false religions are rising up around us. When will we wake up and see that God has so much more for us to do. When will we learn that it is us who God wants to use? When will I learn?

The Lord Knows His Own

2 Timothy 2:16-19 King James Version (KJV)

16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

It is so easy to get into a discussion or argument over doctrine or belief system. We argue over what is true and what is a lie. We discuss the facts of the day and come up with different conclusions. It is hard to know what is right and what is wrong anymore. The media doesn’t help us, the politicians make it worse, and our vain discussions get us nowhere.

A perfect example is the recent happenings in Minneapolis, where a man named George Floyd was murdered, yes murdered, by a police officer and it was caught on camera. There is absolutely no doubt about what happened and how it happened. No doubt of the officers guilt. No doubt the other three officers should have done something to stop this man from murdering someone in front of a crowd. They are guilty also. The result of this flagrant violation of a police officers power has been riots in the streets of cities across the nation. Crowds of people looting, destroying public and private property, attacking police and defying the rule of law. The chant Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police. More and more people have sympathy for their cause. Even governors and city councils are starting to bend under their reform cries. Their cause is trumpeted by the media.

But what do we here about the damage they have done? Hundreds of businesses across the nation have been completely destroyed, hundreds more damaged. Police officers have been shot, had concussions from bricks thrown at them, and been ignored in their plea for calm. The demonstrators demand justice, but they don’t want justice! If they truly wanted justice they would want all those who are damaging property to have justice also. They would want them in jail also. Justice cannot be for just one, it must be for all. Because of a few bad cops, they want to abolish all. The media has spun that to mean just take money, some money, from the police force and distribute it different. But there are many in this movement today who want to see the police gone. If that happened, anarchy would come. We are seeing that now, but not acknowledging it. We prefer not to think it can happen. But it is! Where is the reporting on this? What is the truth and what is vain babblings?

Then there is COVID-19. This flu-like disease has closed businesses all over the country, bringing an end to a strong economy. It has closed sports, leisure, travel, dining and all kinds of establishments. It has caused tens of thousands to go to unemployment status. The reporting kept spelling doom so we all believed it. People tested positive with no symptoms. They said it spread by contacting any saliva, even the smallest drops. Maybe a cough, a sneeze, wiping a runny nose left a bit here or there. As more investigation is done into this malady, I start top wonder if this has not always been around and just never tested for. I start to wonder if closing businesses was the best answer. The strange and vain babblings of the media and our politicians goes on and on about this disease, and we have done little to stop it. What are we to believe?

Paul here addresses a different babbling then this mess our media serves up to us, but it does give us pause to think about what is true and what is not. Paul is addressing one particular instance or heresy that he came across in the early church. We have to recognize that there were more errors being preached than these two guys. The Judaisers were around spreading false doctrine, others upended Pauls’ doctrine with their tales as well.. These two were telling people that the resurrection was past meaning there we not going to be a resurrection of our bodies. It was a spiritual resurrection only according to them. Of course the repercussions of that meant there was no life to look forward to after this one. This drove many away from God because if we have life in Christ in this life only, we are hopeless!

Paul then outs things straight and he says one of the most profound things we should all cling to. The Lord knows them that are His. Simple yet worthy of our utmost respect. I don’t know about you, but I am quite often guilty of passing judgment on others. It’s easy to decide who is going to heaven and who isn’t by their behavior and language. It’s also easy to take those vain babblings and spread gossip about someone just because I think it is true. I am like those reporters on the riots and COVID-19. I hear something and I run with it. I ignore what is good and what is bad and make judgment on what I want to talk about.. I get into heated arguments on all kinds of subjects, even on doctrine of the kingdom, and make judgments on those things. I wonder how they could possibly be right? How can all these violent protestors be right? How can they possibly be headed for heaven? How can a politician who looks out for his personal interests above the interests of the country be saved?

I can argue about these things all day, but in the end of the day all of it is vanity, vain babblings, The Lord knows those that are His! Why should I worry! Should I witness? Of course! But I must realize that I do not know the heart of a man. I would have been wrong in finding a King for Israel when Samuel chose David. I probably would not have chosen fishermen and tax collectors as followers if I was Jesus. I would look at the person but God looks at the heart of a man. God cares about the heart of a man. In these last days, men will become more judgmental, more prideful, more dishonest and more skeptical. They will continue to call good evil and evil good. It will become harder and harder to follow Christ and even the very elect will be turned away. Stay true to God and do not get into the fray of who is right and who is wrong. God knows those that are His. Just make sure you are one of His!

Approved Unto God

2 Timothy 2:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Study. Oh, how I hated that word in High School. Of course, high school was easy for me. I went through it carefree and casual, rarely bringing home any homework because I worked it out during school time. I pulled A’s and B’s and was second in my class at graduation. I never studied and never developed good study habits. I did enough to get the grades and enough accolades that I landed a full ride scholarship at an upper echelon technical University to study physics. I was into space exploration as these were the years of the Gemini and Apollo projects. It was an exciting time of life. Too bad I wasted it all away. I dropped out of that school due to drugs and booze, and refused a second scholarship because my head was so exhausted from the high. I went to work shredding paper and making copies in a big company’s copy center. Just a day after day, high energy, low thought process job. Perfect for someone who didn’t want to study. I have to admit that I rarely came to that night shift job sober. Bit I always got the work done in plenty of time that I could take a nap before going home.

Then I got saved. This event changed my perspective. I started reading the scriptures. I started counseling with someone who helped me turn my negative life into positive thought. I got my longer-than-shoulder-length hair cut to a “business man’s” haircut. And I started to study. Not the Bible yet, but the computer systems and programs we were working with (COBOL and JCL language at that time). I started studying and got a promotion, winding up on first shift and gaining a lot of respect. I became a very valuable asset to the whole operation, and also started training other department heads how to write programs to generate their own reports. All because I learned to study!

After two years of that I met my wife while on a trip to Iowa (a long story in itself) and the Lord sent me to Iowa with no job and a girlfriend I had only met and been with three times. I got a job at a discount store chain making minimum wage and slowly moved up the ladder because I studied systems, plan-o-grams, ordering procedures, everything. At the same time, I began to see a benefit in studying my Bible and not just reading it. I’m not sure exactly when this portion of scripture jumped out at me, but when it did, I knew I wanted to be approved unto God and worthy of all he had blessed me with. So, I studied the word more and more. I used commentaries and chain-references and concordances to go through the Word with a fine-tooth comb. I wasn’t into memorization, but I was into study! Through the years I have studied many different scriptures many different ways for many different reasons. All have led me to where I am today. I still have no idea the depths and treasures that I have not uncovered yet but I will keep digging. This Word of God is inexhaustible. It will challenge even the most educated student over and over again. That is why this particular scripture is so important. As we grow in our Christian walk, God expects more of us. We constantly must study to show ourselves approved. He will always give us more as we seek more. But if we stop seeking, we will fall behind. There is no middle ground.

So, what is the best way to study God’s Word. There are many different methods. However, none of them are any good if you do not first pray about your study time and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you into all truth, which Jesus said He would do. Too many men, churches, universities and groups have studied without the Holy Spirits guiding, merely depending on their intellectual prowess to understand the Word of God. This has led to false teachings in the thousands and a scattering of people claiming to be Christians into disillusionment. As a friend of mine often says, there is only one Truth. There cannot be your truth and my truth. If you want to stay on the narrow road that leads to eternal life, the only way to get there is with the Holy Spirits guidance.

Now that you have prayed and asked for the right guidance, you have to determine what it is you want to know. One way to study God’s word is to choose a topic to study. Let’s say you want to learn more about the significance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. You’re a new Christian and you have heard messages on the price Jesus paid for your redemption, but you just don’t understand what that means. You were told if you pray and ask forgiveness for your sins, He will forgive you. You acknowledged that He took your sins to that cross so you would be free from sin. You can feel the new life within you because the Holy Spirit is starting to guide you as you pray. But how does that all work? Why does it work? This is a very big subject and spans the whole Bible. To be honest, the best way to understand His sacrifice is to pray earnestly for guidance, start at the beginning of the Bible and read it all the way through, looking for references to sin, sacrifice and forgiveness along the way. The Holy Spirit will show you that from Genesis to Revelation it is all about the blood. Without a proper understanding of the blood sacrifice in the Old Testament, you cannot possibly understand the blood that was spilled on the cross. You have chosen a subject that will take a lifetime and more to comprehend.

Once you have read all the way through the Bible on this huge subject, then you might want to go back and break it down further. You will now have a broad sense of His sacrifice, but there is so much more depth in Biblical study. It’s not just about the blood being spilled, but it is how that connects to you. Why is a blood sacrifice necessary? How has the blood shown forgiveness and deliverance in the Bible? Why do you even need forgiveness? What is sin anyway? How does the blood cover your sin? What happens when you apply the blood to your life? Why is Jesus so special that His blood cleanses my sin? Do you begin to see how a subject can be broken down further and bring you deeper into the Word of God? Jesus is very clear about wanting us to know the Father’s will for our lives. He said if we ask, we shall receive. Ask God to guide you in your study. Seek His truth every time you open up the Word. Knock on the door of wisdom so God can show you what it means for you. He promises to show you what you are seeking for.

Along the way you may come across a word that you don’t quite understand. Maybe the word love is intriguing to you and you want to understand it better. Again, you have chosen a huge subject that will take a lifetime to learn. When you look up love in a Strong’s concordance, you will see that many words are translated love. It has different meanings in different situations. Greek is a very hard language to understand but it is much more descriptive than English is. Greek breaks down into pieces each word and gives us a perspective that the English just doesn’t quite portray. Your study of this word, or any word, will take a lot of preparation and understanding of how the Greek is applied to each case of the word love that is mentioned in the Bible. Once again, you might want to break this down into studies of each different kind of love. What kind of love did Christ have? How does this love affect me? What should I do as a result of this love? Why does He love me? Looking up each separate word that is translated love and seeing how it is applied in scripture will give you a better understanding of that word.

You can now see that there are many different ways to study the word of God. I use them all. That word approved means that we are received or welcome. It is used of something that has passed the test, or become acceptable because it is genuine. This verse tells us that it is very important we take time in the Word of God. It is not enough to just accept Christ and then sit back and enjoy it. You have a mandate to know God’s word. Get in there and learn it to the best of your ability. You will be amazed at all that God will uncover for you.

Speak Words That Profit

2 Timothy 2:11-14 King James Version (KJV)

11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

I love faithful sayings, sayings that are true no matter what the circumstance, what the trial, what the test. Faithful sayings stand the test of time and can be remembered in our deepest need. Faithful sayings supersede all that this world can offer me for advice and counsel. I know it is a faithful saying if it is backed up by the word of God. There are so many faithful sayings in His glorious word. Paul shares with us just a few of those here.

“If we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him.” Being dead with Him means burying our sins in the past and pressing in close to Him in the present moment. In Galatians 2:20 Paul says he is crucified with Christ, yet He lives. It’s not Paul that lives, but Christ that lives in Him. He only lives that life by the grace of God. We all only live our lives by the grace of God. He has no mandate to keep us alive. When we turn our lives over to Him, He resides within us to bring us into the perfection of Jesus Christ. I must die to myself, my desires, my lusts, my hopes. I must live in Him, learning His desires and His plans for my life. Paul says he died daily. Daily I must come to myself and put away all those silly things that corrupt my life, turning everything over to Him and dying to self. I should never be offended because it is only my flesh and my pride that can get offended. The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life must go. Humility, meekness, patience, compassion and faithful endurance must abide. This is how we should be living.

“If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him.” Suffering is a foreign concept to most of us. Oh, we may think we suffer. But in these United States, we barely know suffering. Sure we suffer through things like cancer, heart attack, divorce, financial hardship and other such things. But we rarely suffer for the Gospel here. Missionaries overseas suffer for the Gospel. Those who convert from Islam or Buddhism or Hinduism can suffer for the Gospel. They often take to themselves terrible persecution and even death because they will not deny their faith. The suffer for Christ’s sake just as the disciples in the early church did. When we are willing to give all we have, including our own lives, to follow Him, we shall also reign with Him in His kingdom.

“If we deny Him, He will also deny us” Jesus said this as well. There is no more faithful saying than the ones that Jesus said. He told us if we deny Him before men, he will deny us before the Father, Considering He is our intercessor and mediator, that would be a bad thing for sure. We need Him to acknowledge us before the Father. After all, it is He that will sit on the throne of judgement in heaven, and it is His book that has the names written down. We must make sure we never deny Him to others. If someone asks you if you’re a Christian, proudly say yes! The book of revelation says that we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. That testimony is that we live for Jesus, that we have been born again and that we have done the will of the Father. In a manner of speaking, we deny Him when we don’t show mercy, grace and compassion. We must do all we can to show others we are Christians.

“If we believe not, yet he abideth still” I used to have a pastor that said “God said it. I believe it, and that settles it”. The truthful saying is “God said it and that settles it” It does not matter if I believe it or not. When God says it, it’s done. We can argue all we want. We can come up with our own theology, our own doctrine, our own religious interpretations and our own Magisterium. All of that does not matter. What God said matters, and it is all written in His book. He left us His will in a neat package and we are to live according to that will. It’s the greatest love letter ever written, filled with countless promises and blessings to those who will follow it, and countless curses to those that will not. He cannot deny Himself, and he regards His word above His name. That is pretty high regard and we had better take note of that!

One of the big problems in the Church today is that we strive about things that really don’t matter a hill of beans to God. He hates religion. Religion is the letter of the law. Jesus came and condemned the Pharisees as white washed sepulchers full of dead men’s bones because they were so good at keeping the letter of the law they forgot about keeping the heart of the law. The heart of the law is mercy. The heart of the law is grace. The heart of the law is forgiveness. The heart of the law is compassion. Here is how God describes Himself in Exodus 34:6-7

6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

We should stick to these things and not silly arguments about doctrine and theology. Paul even tells us to stay away from foolish and unlearned questions because they turn into strife (v23 of this chapter). I have discussions with others about the merits of my beliefs and they are good because they help me to understand another system of faith. But we must keep the main thing the main thing. It’s not my theology and doctrine or their theology and doctrine that matters. It’s not what the founding fathers of my religion or the saints of theirs say that matters. It is what the Bible says that matters. We must strive to speak words that will profit each other, not tear each other down. I am guilty of that occasionally and I am sorry for that (you know who you are). Isaiah 1:18-20 says

18 “Come now, and let us reason together,”Says the LORD,
“Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land;
20 But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword”;
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken

The Lord Himself told Isaiah what we should reason about. The cleansing of sin and the willingness to obey. This we must do with the purpose of speaking words that edify and minister grace, words that are profitable to the hearer. We will all be much better off when we get to that place!

Endure All Things

2 Timothy 2:8-10

8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

What a reminder Paul gives to Timothy! I have to wonder if Timothy really needed to be reminded of the fact that Jesus was David’s seed and that he was raised from the dead. So why does Paul make such a statement. Why would he tell Timothy he needs to remember this?

I have read the Bible over and over and over again. I have read it from front to back, straight through in one year, 6 times. I have studied out subject after subject, book after book, line upon line about mor3e things than I can care to guess. I studied through the book of Psalms for over a year, took months in James, Philippians, Galatians and now Timothy. In line with that knowledge, God has granted me a certain amount of wisdom. He has also given me a wonderful ability to craft my words, both with the pen and with my speech, to help instruct others in the truths I have learned. I am a blessed man in this regard.

I do not say all this to boast, or in a manner of pride. I say all this so the next statement w ill carry a little more weight. I have a lot to learn about the word of God, about Jesus Christ His Son, about the love Christ displayed on the cross and about so many other things. I have to continually remember what Jesus has done for me so that I can more fully understand the rest of God’s word. More than that, I must continually remember the price that he paid for my salvation so that I will be more equipped to endure the hardships that may come as a result of my witness. People will give me a hard time if I am vocal about my relationship with Jesus. Look at all the hardship Paul put up with. ! can’t even imagine living a life lived like he did, always oppressed for the gospel. Yet he was willing to pay the price because he remembered that Jesus was raised from the dead, and he knew he would be as well. This prize was worth all the suffering he might go through. This is why Paul continued to preach despite the hardships he faced.

The word of God is boundless Even if they had killed Paul, there were 12 other disciples preaching the gospel. They all were willing to give their lives for the gospel also, because they knew Jesus was risen from the dead and they would be as well. Paul continued to write letters from prison and he converted prison guards in Rome. He was relentless and as a result we have the mighty lessons that the New Testament contains. His pen became even mightier than his preaching was and I am sure the officials in Rome were not real pleased with all this church uprising going on about their kingdom. They could not keep the word of God contained and that is as true today as it was in Paul’s day. The word of God will endure until the end of time. Jesus said heaven and earth would pass away before His word would pass away. His word is boundless forevermore.

Because of this, Paul was ready to endure anything that came His way. Listen to this excerpt from
2 Corinthians vs 23-31:

23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

Paul was an extraordinary man who lived an extraordinary life. He gave up the riches of a Pharisee and one sent by the Pharisees to live a life of great tribulation, wandering across southern Europe (as we know it today) to preach the gospel. He was willing to endure anything that came his way. I have to ask myself what I am willing to endure! I find it hard to go a day without food. I can’t stand having pain anywhere in my body. I can’t swim well now with this neuropathy in my hands and feet. I wouldn’t mind being in the wilderness wandering and hiking, or in the sea in a boat. But I would mind if there was peril in front of me, or if I had gone through a rough time in one of these places. Paul just kept on going, knowing there was another trial or test right around the corner. Nothing phased him!

I don’t know where you are with your faith, but I know where I am. I would not have gotten through one of Paul’s journeys without saying it isn’t worth it. I would have gone home and just worried about my own circle of friends. Why go to all that risk. Let someone else do it! But then I think about the relentless call God must have been pouring into Paul’s life and I wonder if I would have the courage he did if only I would yield more of myself to Him. I think back to a little song I wrote a few years ago and say once again “I’m Yours”

Wherever you ask me to go
I’ll go
Whatever you ask me to do
I’ll do
Whatever you ask me to say
I’ll say

Whatever you want me to give
I’ll give
However you want me to live
I’ll live
Whoever you want me to love
I’ll love

Because I am yours
All yours
I have given all my heart and soul to you
Eternally yours
All yours
Help me live my life to glorify your name