“That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” John 17:21, ESV
The day my husband and I became married, we became one flesh. Everything I owned became his, and everything he owned became mine. We decided early on that we wouldn’t take separate vacations, have separate bank accounts or even have separate friends. We understood God’s heart behind marriage is that the two come together to operate as one.
Just as marriage is about learning how to become one with your spouse, entering into a covenant relationship with God is about learning how to become one with Him. Not only does your body, soul, and spirit belong to Him, but your time, your talents, and your treasures also. Jesus prayed that we may be one as He and the Father are one. Whenever you have a married couple that treat everything as though they are living two separate lives, it hinders the oneness God seeks to create within them.
In our relationship with God, the thing we must understand is that God has our best in mind. He’s not trying to get something from you, but trying to get something to you. Just as in any relationship, it requires trust in order for your relationship with God to work. You can trust Him with your life. You can trust Him with your heart. You can trust Him with your talents. You can trust Him with your treasures. The more you trust Him, the more successful you will be.
Prayer: Father God, I thank you for your rich words to me. Thank you for choosing to be in covenant relationship with me. You brought me out of a sinful life and placed me in a right relationship with you. I want to operate as one with you. No more trying to do things on my own. No more trying to live a separate life from you. Everything I have, I give it to you. Help me trust you with my life. Help me trust you with my heart. Help me trust you with my talents. Help me trust you with my treasures. You have my best interest at heart and I thank you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.