And we have a hard time giving Him five dollars from our paycheck or five minutes of our day.
Jesus washed the feet of the man that would soon betray Him.
And we have a hard time humbling ourselves and serving the people next to us who need a hand.
Jesus was friends with a prostitute, a tax collector, and a bunch of fishermen.
And we have a hard time making anyone feel welcome into our circle of friends who doesn’t fit the image we want to uphold.
Jesus followed His father to the cross on which He would die.
And we have a hard time following Jesus on the narrow road to heaven where we will forever live.
Jesus walked across many towns and cities to proclaim the good news of salvation.
And we have a hard time walking across the street to tell our neighbors of His great love for them.
Jesus forgave the people that crucified Him to the cross.
And we have a hard time forgiving our best friend, our mother, or our neighbor when they offend us in some little way.
I don’t know about you… but I’m not ok…
Not okay with a mediocre faith that never extends beyond my front door.
Not okay with selfish love that gives only when it’s convenient for me.
Not okay with a comfortable life that never challenges me and changes me to be more like Christ.
Not okay with talking a lot about my faith, yet doing nothing about it.
Not okay with giving myself halfheartedly for Jesus when He gave all of Himself for me.
How about you?
Do you live for God wholeheartedly?
Do you worship Him more than just with words, but with your life?
Do you give Him more than your money, but also give Him your precious time?
Do you live out each day according to His plan and what pleases Him, or according to your own agenda and what pleases you?
I’ve been asking myself this question recently and I’ve realized that I don’t always give it all.
I don’t always worship with my life more than with my words.
I don’t always care for the people in my life as if they were Jesus.
I don’t always give Jesus more than a few minutes a day.
And I will never be okay with giving so little when Jesus gave so much.
Will you be?
My challenge to you (and me) is this: think about your daily life.
The first thing you do when you wake up in the morning.
The last thing you do before you go to sleep.
The way you interact with people every single day.
The things you write in your schedule.
What you do during your free time.
Does it honor God or does it honor you?
Does it have any eternal significance in His kingdom or is it only important here on earth?
Does it draw you closer or further away from Him?
If it doesn’t… then maybe it’s time to re-think our priorities.
To readjust our schedules.
To reorder our lives.
So that instead of living for ourselves… we will live for Him.
Live for God today. Be blessed! Anna… ♥
“The God of the universe – the creator of Nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor – loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss” – Francis Chan