A story was told of a poor man who couldn’t pay his bills. He had so much debt that he could never pay. One day he was summoned to court, one of His creditors had taken him to court. The case against him was great, there was absolutely no how he could pay. As the judge gazed at him intently, tears rolled down the poor man’s eye, the judge stood up, went straight to the poor man, placing his hand on his shoulder he said in a calm voice “I will clear your debt, you are free to go”. The poor man in his amazement, with tears pouring from his eyes asked: “What can I offer you, my Lord?”. Nothing replied the judge, just be careful next time.
What can the poor man offer? Many times we feel we can offer God something commensurate to His love. The Apostle Paul cried out “What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? (Romans 7:24).
There is no good in your flesh, there is nothing you can offer greater than the price God purchased you for. When we yeild our spirits to the lord and trust him to do His will, it is only by His help we can succeed in doing His will. Jesus said, “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” (John 15:4).
Offer your all to the Lord. Make up your mind to abide in Him. Abiding is a conscious act of attaching to something continuously.
The only thing you can offer is your life. When you offer your life, you loose your will and become an instrument of honor to God.