Consecration Of The Will
"Teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art My God" (Psa. 143:10).
Not only should there be the consecration of the affections and the conscience, but also of the will. I need hardly remind you that the will is the central citadel of the human soul. It is the crowning faculty in the man. It is, therefore, of supreme importance that the will should be handed right over wholly to the Lord Jesus Christ.
God's will is one thing and our will is another, and so long as our wills are not in harmony with His, so long there must be friction and chafing. A great deal of what we call our Christian conflict is misnamed. It is not conflict with the world, the flesh and the devil, but it is a secret rebellion of my will against the will of God.
Some of you know that if I had two harps, and tuned them exactly to the same key and put them alongside each other, the moment I began to touch and play one, that moment the other would give a corresponding sound though no fingers touched it. But if one harp was tuned one-half a tone lower than the other, I might touch one of them but there would be no response to each other.
I feel more and more that one reason why the Lord Jesus Christ gets almost no music out of us and out of our lives and testimony is because our wills are not exactly tuned to the key of God's will and we need some readjusting that we can humbly yet truly say – "Take my will and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee!"