Thursday, July 05, 2007

Go.Sell.Give.Follow.

Mark 10:21

Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," He said. "Go, sell everything you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."

That was Jesus' plea to this rich young man who wanted to inherit the kingdom of heaven. But for the man the price was too great. In the next moment he hung his head full of sadness and walked away because he was not willing to loose what he had for what he could not see.

My question to myself tonight...(as this was being preached) am I really willing? really? Can I really die to myself so that I can follow him wherever he leads? What if he leads me away from the dream that hovers in my thoughts? Can the pride be set aside and ruined for what is better?

One thing I don't want to happen is this: I don't want to be at the end of my life and regret not taking a chance. People, I am scared. It is getting to be more scary as the days move on. I just know that he is out there past all the fear.

He is asking will you go.sell.give.follow. Will you, for me? Do you love and trust me that much?

He is good and I am just wild over Him. He is doing a new work in my heart, to be honest, I am thankful.

How is he stretching you these days?

3 comments:

Teri said...

Yes, Debra, you are...because you already have! You rock girl!

Shelly said...

Whew....this is the 3RD time He has brought this very issue to my life in the past week. I should probably go seek Him about it before He just flat out knocks me over the head trying to get my attention :)

And as for how He is stretching me lately???

In realizing that it's ALL about Him and my circumstances are only a means to trust Him more, that He may be glorified. They may never chnage - it doesn't matter if that is His plan to get the glory He so deserves.

marcie said...

Stretching me? I'm finally going back into my original shape. Just wait and see how God is going to bless you. He never said HE would do it on OUR time, but He'll do it for sure. He is going to take care of you far and above what you could ask or think.
Love you!!