“In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.” Luke 14:33.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Genesis 33-36, and Luke 14.
Hiding out as “one of them” is not enough.
Being committed to something often means a change from a former arrangement.
I am a believer but does my lifestyle indicate it?
Do I fool myself into thinking that I can get away with a semi-commitment? God is not mocked.
God wants every part of me. I am convinced that for me to see Him in action, I must live entirely for Him.
This does not mean that I leave my wife and my surroundings and sell everything I own. It does mean, however, that I would be willing to do those things if He wanted me to.
When Abraham took his only son Isaac up the mountain to sacrifice him, he certainly was apprehensive. But he knew, even before he headed up the mountain, that God was running the show and he was committed to God enough to let things be.
My relationship to God must be continuous during each day. I still like the line I’ve memorized: “God, where are You in this moment and what do You want me to see and do?” I try to say it frequently. I am often stopped in my tracks when I say it because I “see” better and do something I may have missed otherwise.
“Lord, I give myself to You. Take me over. Run my life. Prick my conscience when I am off-course so that I can make the changes needed. I love You, Father.”
Are you afraid of commitment?