Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ahem and Amen

"The Holy Spirit is a blazing fire, charring every remnant of selfishness and pride left in our souls, an unquenchable fire that cannot be ignored or denied.  Giving back means giving all; any inferior definition is pure deception. Our money, our resources, our gifts, our time, our dreams, our selfish ambitions, our comfort- these we give back in their entirety. Anything less is not discipleship at all. It is simply a clever substitution by a crafty enemy who has figured out how to use our own weaknesses against us, rocking us to complacent sleep with a consumer version of the gospel and knowing all the while he is making goats out of sheep."
Brandon Hatmaker, The Barefoot Church

Ahem, I re-read this passage several times and even now it convicts me to my core. I am so guilty of reserving some for myself.  Because, after all, I have to make sure I always have enough for me, for my family right?  Some selfish ambition is ok right because you need to make a place for yourself in this world?  We all need comfort because He wants us to be "happy" right?

God wants it ALL, y'all. And I am asking what my "all" is today and then asking for the courage to give it all back.  Amen. 
I'm feeling convicted by His spirit and thankful for His grace.
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1 comments:

mini and brother said...

I love your heart and your blog. Thanks for the encouragement!
When are you visiting the burb again?