Life may not seem sensational on any particular day …

“Life may not seem sensational on any particular day, but committed disciples will sense that they have a peace and poise in their life that they didn’t know before. They will sense that the gears of life are meshing. From time to time they will see things happening that would not happen according to the laws of chance or probability. They will know that God is using them, and yet it is not a knowledge that produces pride. Whether they know it or not, their service sparkles with the supernatural, and when they touch other lives, something happens for God.”

-from p.179 of “My Heart, My Life, My All” by William MacDonald.

Life is like a coin …

“Life is like a coin. We can spend it any way we want. But we can spend it only once.
Our intentions may be good. We may mean well. But that is not enough. We say “Some day,” but God says, ‘Today.” We have been listening to our doubts, fears, excuses, and hesitations too long. Now let us listen to God.
Then let us make this reasonable reply today and every day:
Love so amazing, so divine,
Shall have my heart, my life, my all.
Now then, do it!”

-from p.184 of “My Heart, My Life, My All” by William MacDonald.

If there are tasks we do not particularly enjoy …

“If there are tasks we do not particularly enjoy, we do them, knowing that they are part of God’s will. We accept whatever He assigns us – accidents, interruptions, or mountain-top experiences – as His answer to our commitment.”

-from p.178 of “My Heart, My Life, My All” by William MacDonald.

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.