Blog 53 / Our High Calling

Exclusive Property of God

A few years ago, I was reading a field report from one of our recordists in Brazil when a phrase caught my eye. The recordist was telling about a small tribal church in the Amazon jungle among whom she had been working to record Bible stories in their language. They were still without their own Bible.

She described the small church as consisting of young and brave people who were the exclusive property of God.

I thought, what a wonderful way to be described—the exclusive property of God! Wouldn’t it be great if people would be able to say that of us? We know from Scripture that God’s heart longs for His Church, His Bride, to be wholly His. No divided heart. No wandering affections. A people that delights in Him for His sake alone.

Just reading that phrase, “the exclusive property of God,” begs the question, “Am I the exclusive property of God…or do I have a divided heart and wandering affections? Am I more concerned with worldly pursuits and trinkets than with God Himself?”

As I pondered these things God showed me some areas in my life which I could not honestly say were the exclusive property of God.

All of this reveals that my greatest need in life is for God Himself. His life resonates with love, holiness, purity, righteousness, kindness, gentleness and infinitely more. Apart from Him I am none of those things. In fact, I am just the opposite.

That is why I need to live the crucified life, daily dying to my old nature, so that the life of Christ resonates in me also. The One who gives me these desires is alone the One who can fulfill those desires.

A worthy prayer is that our Lord would disengage us from worldly pursuits and unworthy trinkets. May our hearts and affections always be His exclusive property. “And thank You, Lord, for a small tribal church deep in the Amazon jungle, whose devotion to You challenges us afresh in our walk with You.”



Colin Stott
GRN Global Prayer Coordinator

read colin’s previous blogs:
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 52
the battle is still the lord’s – blog 51
nothing is impossible with god – blog 49
It is a wonderful life – blog 48
Listening for the master’s voice – blog 47
prayer and unbelief – blog 46
Our Motivation in Praying for the Lost – blog 45
demolishing strongholds – blog 44
overcome evil with good- blog 43
dealing with strongholds – blog 42
when our prayers go unanswered – blog 41
key to unanswered prayer – blog 40
prayer and The bride – blog 39
The Battle is the Lord’s – blog 38
praying for workers – blog 37
finding time to pray – blog 36
when the church is under attack – blog 35
FEASTING and FASTING – blog 34
why ask for what we already have? – blog 32
is anyone praying for them? – blog 31
delays are part of answered prayer – blog 30
weapons of our warfare – blog 29
Keeping our spiritual fervor – blog 28
days of great harvest – blog 27
not i but christ – blog 26
what if – Blog 25
praying scripture – Blog 24
Prayer and obedience -Blog 23
the Prayer warrior – Blog 22
time alone with god – Blog 21
last resort – Blog 20
Prayer with rejoicing faith – Blog 19
travel the world through Prayer – Blog 18
lord, break me – Blog 17
ye have not because ye ask not – Blog 16
our Prayers reveal our heart – Blog 15
church of the living god – Blog 14
when we Pray for the lost – Blog 13
more than meets the eye – Blog 12
sugar cubes and  Prayer – Blog 11
it’s a wonderful life – Blog 10
the longings of god – Blog 9
praising god before he answers – Blog 8
no place like home – Blog 7
praying for god’s glory – Blog 6
are we known as formidable opponents – Blog 5
sugar cubes and Prayer – Blog 4
rejocing over god with singing – Blog 3
the indispensable Prayers of the church – Blog 2
the glorious end – Blog 1