Friday, May 27, 2016

LETTING GO

“Looking at [the rich young ruler], Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, ‘One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.’ But at these words he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property.”  (Mark 10:21-22)


Some of you know you can’t find satisfaction in a box. You can’t buy happiness off a rack or order it off the internet or drive it off a lot.


“They exchange their Glory for an image of a bull, which eats grass.” (Psalm 106:20) That’s just not a good trade. Have you exchanged the glory of God for a car that can really handle the corners? Have you exchanged the glory of God for a job that He hasn’t called you to, but pays really well? Have you exchanged the glory of God for a house that has all the upgrades? These things are fine and good, but we have turned good things into God things. Fans of Jesus hold back because they’re afraid they will miss out. Followers of Jesus go all in and find that when they finally let go, they discover what they really wanted all along.


I wonder what happened to the rich young ruler. He walked away sad, but that’s all we know. I wonder if he went on to become a richer older ruler.”


-- Kyle Idelman in Not a Fan: Follower’s Journal




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