God Owns it All by Pastor Ed Young
You know what Elijah offered God on that show down at Carmel? Wood, water and a bull. Do you know what I have to offer God? The only thing I have to offer God, the only thing you’ve got to offer God, is wood, water and a bunch of bull. We’re sinners. We can’t do this stuff alone. We can’t pull ourselves up by our bootstraps. We can’t say, “I’m going to have the discipline, I’m going to have the courage, I’m going to have the convictions on my own.” We can’t do it! We’re got to say, “God, here’s my wood, here’s my water, here’s my bull. Here’s my sin, here’s my junk, engulf me by the power and the flame of your Holy Spirit.” Are you ready to say that? Are you ready to make that call?
I leave you with one question, a very simple one. How long will you, group three, waver? How long will you waver over those two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him. If Baal is god, follow him. “But as for me and my house, we are going to serve the Lord.” The zone is a place that is distinguished from the rest. Let’s say this is the zone. God is the Blessor. If we’re in the zone, we are blessed. And because we’re blessed, we can turn around and become blessings. If we’re in the zone, we realize God owns it all.
We don’t own it all, God owns it all. We’re just managers. We’re managers of the stuff God’s given us. What kind of stuff has God given us? He’s given us abilities and aptitudes and talents. And he’s also given us a certain amount of stuff. Some have a big pile of stuff here, others have a medium pile of stuff, others have a small, little bitty pile of stuff. We’re to manage it and to become stewards of the stuff. We don’t own the stuff. How do we live in the zone?© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine