Karen has chosen the following quote for this week:
When I read this quote, I immediately thought of Peter Marshall. He was the Scottish-born minister who became Chaplain of the US Senate. He died at a young age in 1949. I thought of Peter Marshall because I remember reading his widow Catherine Marshall's book "A Man Called Peter" years ago. Peter Marshall always referred to God as His Chief and Commander. That stood out in my mind after all these years.
But how many of us allow God to occupy ALL of us? I may believe I allow Him access to all, but then I'm reminded of an area that may be hidden to others. It's easy to make excuses, especially if you evaluate your life by how other's live. But as a Christian, our measure is Jesus and ... not other people.
There have been times when I've invited the Holy Spirit to search my heart, mind and entire being and to convict me of anything that is not pleasing to Him. It's amazing because over time, the closer I grow to Him, the more He reveals to me. I guess if it all happened at once ... I'd probably give up.
But all I need to do is the surrender part. He can then have full access and do ...His work in and through me.
I'm amazed by that. It's only been recently that I've understood better what entering the rest of God really is. I thought I was being lazy. But my own works that often wear me out don't really count in eternity. It's what He does in me and then through me that will last.
So, I do want Him to be the Commander and Chief in my life. How about you?