I have often thought about what gift I could give to Jesus for all that He has done for me. In one sense, this is nonsensical; there is absolutely nothing I can possibly give or provide to God, no act of service, no thought or sentiment that could remotely come close to recompensing Jesus for the Cross. Just not ever gonna happen.
There is not a cell, molecule, or DNA strand in my body that is anything close to worthiness for His redemption. Standing on my own “achievements”, I have no chance in Heaven; every chance in Hell.
Yet Jesus deemed me [essentially an evil worthless wretch] worthy of being saved for eternity. No words…
So what can I do? I cannot ever repay Him.
But I can respond to God’s perfect gift by endeavoring to love as He does. To be obedient to the Word of God. To put Him, my family, and other people before my own needs and wants. This is what Oswald Chambers meant I believe by abandonment to God.
“It is not a question of giving up sin, but of giving up my right to myself, my natural independence, and my self-will.”
–quote from today’s My Utmost for His Highest.