“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.