August 30, 2023

All for Jesus

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”—Romans 12:1

Mary James was born again at a revival meeting. She was so transformed that she spent the rest of her life serving Jesus. We sense her conviction in a hymn she wrote in 1889 called “All for Jesus.” Here, she expressed her desire to point others to Jesus, declaring that everything she did would be for Him: “All my thoughts and words and doings, all my days and all my hours.”

She prayed that her hands would “perform His bidding,” that her feet would “run in His ways,” that her eyes would “see Jesus only,” and her lips would “speak forth His praise.”

People in the world might “prize their gems of beauty, cling to gilded toys of dust, boast of wealth and fame and pleasure.” But she trusted Jesus, fixing her eyes on Him, totally consumed by Him.

Overwhelmed by what Jesus had done for her, she was amazed that the “glorious King of kings” would call her His beloved and let her rest beneath His wings.

Others talked about her “winning smile,” but she just wanted others to see Jesus. Approaching death, she stressed that she wanted the focus to be on Jesus. Summarizing her life, she declared, “Please don’t exalt me. Exalt Christ. I am of no account; let Christ be all in all.”

Can you say all you do is for Jesus? Commit everything in your life to serving Him.

Reflection Question: How are you serving Jesus this week?

Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, I dedicate my life to serving You. May You get the praise from my life. In Your name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Romans 12


Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, I dedicate my life to serving You. May You get the praise from my life. In Your name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Romans 12