Dear Lord, You are so good! Thank You for today. I’m feeling like the verse I’m sharing today was placed upon my soul to share. This verse was a challenge for me, often in my past. I didn’t feel like I had much, but to give it all up and give it all to the poor? Give it all to the poor? Wait a minute, I always thought it was “give it ALL to the poor.” It doesn’t, that seems a little bit easier… So God is not calling us to SELL everything? What if He is not asking us to sell what we possess but what possesses us? Can you do that? Does social media have you? It had me in a stranglehold, baby. Does politics get you down? I was hooked. Do you just want to entertain yourself so you don’t have to have real, true, deep relationships with others? That was me… and more but that’s for another post sometime, perhaps much later. So what then, is God asking us to do? I believe He’s only asking 1 thing from us… EVERYTHING… That’s all… So, am I supposed to sell my house? I don’t think so, my house doesn’t possess me. It’s not showy, I’m trying to be a good steward of my home so that it stays a safe and secure location for my family. Am I supposed to sell my cars? I don’t think so, 1 was an idol for many years but our daily drivers are very modest. Am I supposed to sell the one that was a sin? I don’t know, time will tell for sure but right now, I don’t feel like I’ve been a very good steward of the blessing I have in my life but I also don’t believe it has me anymore, it is not and idol any longer, if it were to become an idol again that would be the time to sell, no matter the cost. I feel like I’m learning, Jesus. Please keep teaching me the lessons and maybe, by me being obedient someone at sometime will hear something we write and it will resonate with them in a completely different way than they’ve ever heard something before. It will push against their cognitive dissonance like they’ve never experienced before and they will feel Your Holy Spirit tug on them and wake them up. Then their true journey will begin. At least that’s how my journey began. I believe that the Holy Spirit guided me to the right websites, the right videos, some of it being false information so that I could make sure I was feeling and experiencing the difference between correct and misinformation/propaganda. Well, that’s deep enough for tonight. Thank You Lord! -A humble warrior in God’s army
“Jesus said to him, ‘If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” -Matthew 19:21 ESV
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done. On earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil, for Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. -The Lords prayer
Thank You Lord, praise You Lord, bless You Lord Jesus. Thank You for this journey, thank You for being right here by my side. Thank You for being my educator. There is no better educator or coach that I could have imagined, I would say you provide a free education but that wouldn’t be true as there is a hefty cost that most neglect until they are willing to wake up, to yearn for the Spirit of the Lord.