“Is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid?
Your heart does the Spirit control?
You can only be blest,
And have peace and sweet rest,
As you yield Him your body and soul.”
Elisha A. Hoffman
Have I entrusted everything to God? Possessions, job, health, family? God’s word reminds and assures us that if we commit ourselves to Him each day and thank Him for every blessing, confidence in Him will survive any test.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12: 1-2
Christ’s lordship touches every area, every relationship, every concern of our lives. If we are willing to submit to Him, any loss in life can be seen as an opportunity of giving back to God what is rightfully His and trusting Him to provide what is needed.