Have you given everything up for Jesus? If you’re like me, you think you have. I’m still learning this, but He is very patient in His training. I have been going to a new church plant for almost a year. It’s not the church that I chose, it’s not in the town that I chose, it does not look like your typical church, the people in it are not “church” people. Even though I love the people, I’ve been reluctant to get involved. God gave me an assignment for that church and I’ve neglected to fulfill it. Yesterday, I had a light bulb moment where everything became very clear. For the entire time I’ve been going to this church, I’ve only spent a few nights on my favorite island. I never gave up my time at the beach for Jesus, but He took it from me because of my disobedience! This year, I will voluntarily give it up. I’ll still go if He lets me, but I will plan my time there around my obligation to the church. Lesson learned!
Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:39. So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:33