It seems like everyone is on Facebook these days. There are all types of things you can send someone on Facebook from cupcakes to pokes to quizzes to take. You can invite your friends to join your causes and become a fan something you like.
I am not one who has time or the know how to participate in more than a quick hello with friends on Facebook, however, someone asked me if I wanted to become a fan of Jesus. How can you not become a fan of Jesus? So I clicked “Become a fan.” It immediately took me to a page that read “Allow Access? Allowing Jesus access will let it pull your profile information, photos, your friends’ info, and other content that it requires to work.”
I sat there stunned for a minute. People call themselves “fans” of Jesus all the time. We do so by calling ourselves Christians. Yet how many of us truly allow Jesus access to everything about us, all we’re connected to and all we hold dear? How many of us try to hold something back? Just like on the Facebook page, we must give Christ total access in order for the relationship to work as He desires.
The woman who entered Simon’s house to anoint the Lord with her expensive perfume understood what it meant to sacrifice all [Matthew 26:1-13]. The poor widow in Mark 12:41-44 understood what it meant to allow full access to the Father. She gave all she had, not her leftovers or out of her abundance. She held nothing back. She surrendered all.
Surrendering all to Jesus isn’t just giving Him our stuff we can hold in our hands. It is giving Him our thoughts our dreams, our ambitions, our resources, our time, our worries, our loved ones and our talents….EVERYTHING. That, my friend, is full access.
There is an old hymn that says it best:
“All to Jesus I surrender; all to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him, in His presence daily live.
I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to thee my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.”
Have you allowed Him full access? If not, why not start right now?
Just when I think that I have fully surrendered complete access to Jesus, the Holy Spirit shows me another area of my life that needs surrender. I am a work in progress!!