Sunday, September 5, 2010
Give it up Kid
All were different and all had the same basic message.
It's a tough gospel passage to swallow, and it's a hard decision to make to follow Jesus at all cost.
So then if I continue on the road I've decided on I have to face the fact that I am going to have to give up the life I want to live in favor of the one Jesus is offering me.
I attended a healing service this evening and the Reverend Jon Lownds said it possibly the best way I've ever heard it. "We offer our-self as a living sacrifice. The trouble with living sacrifices is that they tend to crawl off the alter.
Only when I give my problems to God do they become His. Only then can he do what He does best-- heal our brokenness."
I'm glad I'm still human and imperfect. That way I know God can work with me and make out of this lump of broken clay a new creation of His own choosing ... well as soon as I get back to giving up my independence... (getting back up on the alter.)
It's amazing how many different ways a message can be interpreted and I'm glad some can see it through the eyes of a loving God.