Daily Devotional
Would You Hide a Key from God?

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting”

Psalm 139:23-24

Ponder This

F.B. Meyer was one of the greatest Christian authors of all time. As a pastor, Meyer was successful, but not as he ought to have been. He had two friends, Charles Studd and Hudson Taylor, great men in the history of the church. They seemed to have victory day by day—joy and power in their lives. Meyer watched them. One day, he went to Studd and said, “You have joy in your life that I don’t.” Studd said, “There’s nothing I have that you can’t have. Have you given everything to God?”

In his heart, Meyer knew there had been something he did not want to yield to God. He went back to his room that night and began to pray. It seemed like a small thing, but it was standing between him and victory. He wrestled with God that night until finally, he came to the place where he had to do something.

Meyer tells what happened: “I took a bunch of keys out of my pocket and said, ‘Lord here it is. This keyring represents my life. I give it over to you.’ It seemed as if the Lord said to me, ‘Are all the keys there?’ ‘Yes Lord, they’re all there except one small key, a key to a little cupboard. But it’s just one little key.’ The Lord handed the keys back and started to walk out the door. I said, ‘Wait, Lord. Don’t go. Here’s that key. I don’t believe I can give it to you, but I will hold it out. Please take it.’ The Lord took those keys, every one of them, and went into that cupboard and began to do a work, and my life was transformed.”

Practice This

Is there some little key like that in your life? Some little cupboard where you say, “Lord, You can be Lord of all—except this.” Have you yielded?


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