We are loaded down with too many good things, more than we can need. The good things we cling to are more than money. We hoard our resources, our gifts, our time, our families, our friends. As we begin to practice regular giving, we begin to see how ludicrous it is to hold on to the abundance God has given us and merely repeat the words, “Thank you.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love
I’m listening to Francis Chan’s Crazy Love while I’m writing this. This is a very challenging and convicting book, to be sure. It’s about taking the words of the Bible seriously. About living like Jesus really matters to you.
As I’ve been listening to Chan speak, I am reminded of Paul’s words, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship” (Rom. 12:1), and I find myself asking, “What am I holding back?”
A question that’s been on my mind today has been, “How much of myself should I be giving away here, on a blog, for anyone to see? How much of myself should I share with those around me?”
And the answer I keep coming to is, “All of me.”
If my life is not my own, how can I not share who I am & what God is teaching me with others, not just here, but with those closest to me?
If my life is not my own, what risks am I willing to take for the sake of the gospel?
Big questions with answers that have some scary implications.
So here’s my question for you, dear reader; do see your life as not your own?
If so, what risk are you willing to take for the sake of the gospel today?