August 20, 2018: The way of renunciation
This morning I caught a few minutes in Tozer’s The Pursuit of God, and found the timing perfect to receive this reminder:
“We are often hindered from giving up our treasures to the Lord out of fear for their safety; this is especially true when those treasures are loved relatives and friends. But we need have no such fears. Our Lord came not to destroy but to save. Everything is safe which we commit to Him, and nothing is safe which is not so committed.” *
In my journal I wrote this prayer:
“O Faithful God, let me take this to heart especially on a day of packing and cleaning and this time of transition. May I possess nothing but You. May I be like the Levites, who you called not to their inheritance or portion on earth, but you allotted for them something much more precious – Yourself.”
So if my favorite pathology textbook and the last pair of flats don’t fit in the suitcase, it’s ok. We’ve said goodbye to most of our family and friends. And in committing them to God, hopefully finding more of Him.
*Accessed on Kindle version, page 13 of 108