When Christ is at the controls …

“When Christ is at the controls, He saves us from spending our lives on trivia. He guarantess that they will be of eternal consequence. We may not realize it at the time, but it’s true nonetheless.
One of the pains of living is to see people who were made in the image of God wasting their time on trivial pursuits. It is especially sad to see Christians prostituting their strength and talents on something that doesn’t matter.”

-from p.155 of “My Heart, My Life, My All” by William MacDonald.

The mercies of God require …

“The mercies of God require that believers should present themselves as a continual offering to Him. The offering, of course, must be holy; otherwise it would not be pleasing to Him. Total commitment is the most reasonable response that Christians can make to the Saviour’s sacrifice. It is also the most appropriate act of worship. For the offering of believers to be acceptable, they must avoid being molded by the world. Rather they must adopt a godly mind-set and lifestyle.
It stands to reason that if we put the Lord in control, our life will be the best that divine wisdom can plan. We will have a life that is good for us, pleasing to God, and ideal in every respect.”

-from p.135-136 of “My Heart, My Life, My All” by William MacDonald.

The Saviour does not come into our lives simply to …

“The Saviour does not come into our lives simply to be on our side, and He certainly doesn’t come to be our adversary. He wants to be Lord, to take over, to be Commander-in-chief. How can I call Him Lord, yet refuse Him when He calls me to full surrender? We must do what He says or stop calling Him Lord.”

-from p.144 of “My Heart, My Life, My All” by William MacDonald.

the greatest way we can give God first place …

“the greatest way we can give God first place is by presenting our lives to Him, by committing ourselves to Him not only for salvation but for service as well. Nothing less than that is enough, when we think of all He did for us.
O Christ, Thy bleeding hands and feet,
Thy sacrifice for me:
Each wound, each tear demands my life
A sacrifice for Thee. – J. Sidlow Baxter

-from p.118 of “My Heart, My Life, My All” by William MacDonald.