“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Matthew 12:30.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Matthew 11-13.
Following Jesus is not a part-time arrangement.
No, this doesn’t mean to quit your family and job and head overseas somewhere! That’s a false concept.
If I am committed to following Jesus, I will do it wherever I am located.
Each of us is at a specific location right now. Our Godliness must be in full bloom where that is. I cannot verbally abuse those in the household I’m in and then inform them that I am off to a nearby mall to witness. My “witnessing” must be done where I am at.
That being said, I may feel led by God to go to the mall and witness. However, I am all in here before I am all in there.
God knows my heart. He knows my intentions. He knows my fears. I talk “all in,” but will I consciously live that way? Not in my own strength!
Over and over again, I reference my need to be close to God. Maybe a better way to put it would be that I need to be all in. “Close” can have variations. “All in” can’t.
“Lord, I commit to all in with You, Father. There is no other arrangement I want. Prick my conscience when I give You anything less. Show me how to live all in. I need to activate that lifestyle. Help me, I beg.”