In the book Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret, Taylor is famously quoted as having said, “Christ is either Lord of all, or is not Lord at all” (Frederick Howard Taylor, Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret [Chicago: Moody Press, 1932], 216). This is the essence of obedience. We either allow him to rule all our affairs or he may as well have absolutely none of our heart. The blessing in this? “Lord of all” means we are never alone. We opt out of the need to handle our burdens by our own strength. Obedience is not imprisonment; it is the only sure path to freedom (Psalm 119) (https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/304500-hudson-taylor-s-spiritual-secret).
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