We can live a Christian life comfortably keeping God at a healthy distance, allowing church to be a place we attend instead of a mission in which we invest. We can likewise be content with where we are knowing that God loves us just the way we are. But that is not the life the Bible points us towards, and it isn’t at all the life that Jesus indicates when he says that we are to “take up the cross.” And here’s the thing, it doesn’t matter so much how old you are when you discover that it is time to really take God seriously and see if this life He promises is really worth living. But living a lifetime never fully jumping in, well, that is what the literature buffs would label “tragedy.”
Recently, my friend Kevin has been challenged to go all in, and I have heard him refer to his past walk with God as “wasted time” because he has discovered the joy of “all in.” I asked him to share, in full knowledge that this would be posted to my blog and here is his words:
Learning how to trust God daily is an amazing thing!! For so many years of my life I did not practice this! I grew up in Christian school my whole life....went to church every Sunday and Wednesday... But never lived to fully trust God.
God has shown me... Talked to me... And sometimes beat me over the head... To let me know who is in control and that he always has my best interests at heart. I finally realized that after almost 48 years that He is all I need!
I would challenge anyone who is reading this that if you want to turn your life around and truly follow Christ.. Surrender all you have to him! And I mean everything. Your job, family, money, relationships, kids, you name it... Give it to God and trust him in all things.
Total surrender is the only way that your life will worth living! He doesn't say that it's going to be easy, or we won't have problems along the way, but he does promise he will never leave us!!!
When you truly surrender, your actions will also change. When we can bless others and serve others, not only will it be a good feeling, but we are doing what he commands! You will be amazed who He will bring your way!!
Is it time to trust God more? Is it time to go all in? Is it time to surrender the old way, even if it involved some church and faith, and learn a new way of life in Christ, by Christ, and for Christ? Lord, increase our faith so that our witness may also be increased!
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