Day 12 (Mar 10)
– Who’s the boss?

Day 12 (Mar 10)
Who’s the boss?

Who is the master of my life?

“Indifference is farther from the love of God than hatred of God is.”

- Peter Kreeft, a Catholic philosopher

We talked about diversion yesterday, which is one of the two most successful weapons that the devil uses to steal the Word of God from us. The other weapon is indifference.
Do you have a favorite sports team, a favorite singer, or a favorite TV show? When people ask you about something you love, you can talk about it non-stop. When it comes to something we love, we can never get enough; when it comes to someone we love, we always want to get closer. When a person is indifferent to the core, he lacks interest and passion toward everything except himself.

Let us be honest with ourselves. Am I willing to get closer to Jesus, or do I rather stay where I am? If I want to keep a distance from Jesus deliberately, what does that mean?

Jesus says: “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16)

To be a disciple of Jesus, we cannot “serve two masters” (see Matthew 6:24) – we can no longer be our own masters, Jesus alone is our master. A lukewarm faith is not an authentic Christian faith.

Once we fall into the temptation of being our own masters, it tramples the soil of our hearts and makes it grow harder and harder, making it impossible for the Word – that is, Jesus – to enter.


When I think of having Jesus as my master, am I scared? What am I scared of?


Lord, my life is a gift from you. What I find the hardest to surrender are also gifts from you. Please grant me courage so that I am willing to let you be the master of my life.

As my response to your invitation, Lord, I will pray the Prayer of Surrender repeatedly throughout this Lent, to learn to surrender my whole life to you.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

A Prayer of Surrender

(From Miracle Hour, by Linda Schubert)

Loving Father, I surrender to You today with all my heart and soul. Please come into my heart in a deeper way. I say “Yes,” to you today. I open all the secret places of my heart to you and say, “Come on in.” Jesus You are Lord of my whole life. I believe in You and receive You as my Lord and Savior. I hold nothing back. Holy Spirit, bring me to a deeper conversion to the person of Jesus Christ. I surrender all to You: my health, my family, my resources, occupation, skills, relationships, time management, success and failures. I release it, and let it go. I surrender my understanding of how things ought to be, my choices and my will. I surrender to You the promises I have kept and the promises I failed to keep. I surrender my weaknesses and strengths to You. I surrender my emotions, my fears, my insecurities, my sexuality. I especially surrender _______, _______, _______. (Continue to surrender other areas as the Holy Spirit reveals them to you.) Lord, I surrender my entire life to You, the past, the present and the future. In sickness and in health, in life and in death, I belong to You.