HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;” Ephesians 6:6
Let me crave the blessed life of Christ’s slave, doing the will of God from the heart.
Here is the strenuous activity which should mark my history. I must DO God’s will — not simply approve it and ponder it and meditate upon it. I must do it — not simply embrace it. I must submit to it when it comes to me in the shape of a cross to carry, and a loss to sustain. Jesus was always teaching, comforting, feeding, and healing — and Jesus is my Pattern. Every hour I must bear fruit.
Here, also, is the heavenly ownership which should control my life history. I do not live by my own will. Neither do I live to do the will of others. Whether I live — I live unto my Master; whether I die — I die unto my Master. I am the slave of Jesus Christ. I am led captive by the Spirit. What simplicity this gives my experience, binding all my duties by a golden chain! And what a blessedness — transfiguring everything!
Here, moreover, is the hidden spring from which my history should proceed — “doing the will of God from the heart.” My doing is not a burden or fatigue. It is not a mechanical task, in which I take little delight. It is a matter of interest and affection. It is not a sigh — but a psalm. It flows from my heart. I set myself to the will of God as readily as any singing bird!
Happy slave! He walks at liberty.