This was given by one of our students yesterday. He looked at me, sheepishly said, ‘This is the Master Ring!’ and hurriedly went away with a grin. It was so sweet, and I had it on for the rest of the afternoon.
Makes me think about our Master – who we yield our lives to, or even what we yield ourselves to. There are people I know who’ve spent much of their lives striving – striving for career success, for financial wealth, for the next best thing on the market,…even striving to please others, to meet the expectations of others.
And I would probably be one of them, had I not known Jesus, my only Master. It has been truly life changing, and I don’t think He expects it to be any less.
When I think of how I used to be, under so much pressure, placing the burdens of others on myself, and striving on my own strength, it’s no wonder my health was affected.
With Jesus, the more I learn about Him, and the deeper I go into intimacy with my good God, I realise how it’s only His direction and opinion that matters. For He is my Creator, my Master, the one I live for. Others may misunderstand, others may have differing opinions, but there’s such freedom when I live for Him alone. Freedom from unnecessary stress and burdens, freedom in knowing that He is sovereign and I don’t have to fret over anything.
Time for tea, a good book…and some chocolate pastries. 🙂