The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from God The Invisible King by H. G. Wells:|
to use them immediately in the service of God. Finding these things
in his hands he is bound to administer them in the service of God.
The tendency of modern religion goes far beyond the alleged
communism of the early Christians, and far beyond the tithes of the
scribes and Pharisees. God takes all. He takes you, blood and
bones and house and acres, he takes skill and influence and
expectations. For all the rest of your life you are nothing but
God's agent. If you are not prepared for so complete a surrender,
then you are infinitely remote from God. You must go your way.
Here you are merely a curious interloper. Perhaps you have been
desiring God as an experience, or covetmg him as a possession. You