It is a great thing when I discover I am no longer my own but Christ's and that I have the love of God in my heart, causing me to be sensitive unto others. If the money in my pocket belongs to me, I have full authority over it. But if it belongs to another who has committed it to me in trust, then I cannot buy what I please with it, and I dare not lose it.
Today in the Church as Christ's body, how many of us dare not use our time or money or talents as we would because we realise they are the Lord's, not ours? How many of us have such a strong sensitivity that we belong to Another that we dare not squander a dollar of our money or an hour of our time, or any of our mental or physical powers? Are we are alive unto God in Christ now? Or are we still alive unto our self in the world? Real Christian living begins with knowing this. God's will or mine is the one we really serve! This is not a purpose of the law but one of grace, it is the Christ life in us that does the work, according to our willingness!