I spent some time with AW Tozer this morning, reading that is. He challenged me to think if I’m really living in accordance to the truth that God is Master and I’m servant. Am I giving Him everything? Exalting Him above all other things, here’s a prayer – it’s hard to pray it – but it cleanses and recalibrates the heart!
O God, be Thou exalted over my possessions. Nothing of earth’s treasures shall seem dear unto me if only Thou art glorified in my life. Be Thou exalted over my friendships. I am determined that Thou shalt be above all, thought I must stand deserted and alone in the midst of the earth. Be Thou exalted above my comforts. Though it mean the lost of bodily comforts and the carrying of heavy crosses, I shall keep my vow made this day before Thee. Be Thou exalted over my reputation. Make me ambitious to please Thee even if as a result I must sink into obscurity and my name be forgotten as a dream. Rise, O Lord, into Thy proper place of honor, above my ambitions, above my likes and dislikes, above my family, my health and even my life itself. Let me sink that Thou mayest rise above. Ride forth upon me as Thou didst ride into Jerusalem mounted upon the humble little beast, a colt, the foal of an ass, and let me hear the children cry to Thee, “Hosanna in the highest.” Amen.
I posted part two of the Vacation Ownership Marketing Spiel.