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November 27

The Lord hath need of him. — Luke 19:31

It would be well for us if we would learn to hold everything we have at Christ’s disposal. When the owner of the colt asked the disciples, “Why loose ye the colt?” they said, “The Lord hath need of him.” Then the owner let the beast go.

This is the way we ought to hold all we have. Whenever the Lord needs anything we own, we are to let Him have it. Sometimes He asks for things that are very dear to us, things that it almost breaks our hearts to part with. But we are instantly to let Him take what He will.

When a young Christian girl was about to start for a foreign field as a missionary, a neighbor said to her mother, “I should think it would almost kill you to give up your daughter to go to China.” The mother replied quietly: “I gave my daughter to Christ when she was born. I did not know until lately what Christ wanted to do with her. But now that I have learned, I must let Him have His way.”

Mornings With God - November 27

Public domain content taken from Morning Thoughts by J.R. Miller.

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