When someone says, “I understand Christianity. I’m just not ready to put it at the central place in my life,” then that person really doesn’t understand it yet! [Jesus says] if you don’t put me first in your life, it’s not that you’re just uncommitted or lazy, disorganized or undisciplined. No, you just don’t get it!
... To say, ‘Jesus, come into my life, forgive my sins, answer my prayers;
do this for me, do that for me—but don’t be the absolute master of my
life; Jesus, Savior, come in; but Lord, stay out,’ how can he come in at
all? Because he’s all Savior, and he’s all Lord. He’s Lord because he’s
Savior. He’s Savior because he’s Lord.”
Tim Keller, The call to discipleship