Jesus is either Lord of all or Lord not at all. All our priorities align with this truth. Our focus is on building His house, not ours. We are His (spiritual) building and we belong to Him so the decisions we make have to be made with Christ as the foundation.
We surrender all: body, soul and mind to Him. We are to consecrate, commit and dedicate ourselves to Him. We are entirely His. We are no longer our own; we are the property of our maker. We live in complete submission to our Lord, regardless of the cost, with sincere dedication—obeying moment by moment. We forsake all for His sake. As we occupy ourselves with building His house, He gives us riches in all that we need. All the divine resources are available to us.
The tendency is to see what we can achieve with what we have. As God’s fellow workers in God’s field, we have to count on what He has: His materials, His strength, His plan and His will. He often will demolish what has been laid on the wrong foundation so that He can rebuild. All that He has for us is laid on the only foundation that will last for eternity: Christ our Lord. This spiritual house is filled with His glory, from glory to glory!
1 Corinthians 3:9-11 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.