What I did for you on the cross requires a reasonable service from you – a life dedicated to serving Me and My Kingdom. I am always at your side to help you serve Me and others.


God doesn’t own a just part of your life. He owns it all. He made you. You are His child, so you belong to Him.

Do your children belong to me? Heck no! Same thing with my other possessions.

If I allowed you to drive my car and you complained because I asked for the back seat and all you wanted to give me, the owner, was a little trunk space, I would look at you like you were nuts. It is your privilege to drive my car, which is really nice by the way, but I have the pink slip.

If at the end of the day, you want to complain and bargain with me, and finally give me the entire trunk, you insult me. It’s my car so I tell you, “Hey, this is your reasonable service.”

That’s what God calls your life given in service to Him – “reasonable” service. 

Now, what’s real is that all of us bargain with God from time to time. It’s not just you, it is all of us, but God helps us to have a right mind on this issue. The cure to the destructive pattern of thinking that “God wants too much out of me,” is to do a proper assessment of whom owns your life.

For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. – 1 Corinthians 6:20

Boo-yah! Jesus purchased you from the devil, a terrible tyrant, with His own blood. You are now a slave to Christ! But don’t worry, He has assured you His “yoke is not heavy” and His “burden is light.”

So stop bargaining with God and start serving Him and others. It will free you from bondage to the “in-a-me” and the lost from slavery to the enemy.

From my book: Soul Invasion