When I was a child, I acted in my childish ways. When I was a young adult I acted in a self-centered world, the world revolved around my perspectives. When I am an adult, I acted in ways that society accepted. All this was meaningless. I lived a purposeful life yet it never quite satisfied my thirst for something more. Something was always missing.
Then one day I came to truly understand Christ. It took many years after my acceptance of Christ into my life. I now can say I am content with all the love, money and success I have. I now can say I came to terms with death, hatred, suffering, and being misunderstood. I have embraced the good with the bad.
I have argued with loved ones about Christ in my life. I have testified to them what Christ have done for me and I was either ignored or driven out as an outcast. Money came and shot off like a bullet, yet I gave my all. If I could let the government take taxes before I held onto the money I earned, why can't I do the same with Christ? Success had it's ups and down. My faith has it's up and down as well. The only difference is that with Christ, my faith was filled with grace and compassion in low times and high times.
How many of you give, but only give after everything's been paid off? How many of you don't give at all? How many of you give all you can?
How many of you have suffered because of Christ? How many of you have car loans, hobbies, and expenses that could be downsized but yet don't? How much times does your loved ones require? Just imagine Christ needing more time than them? How much devoted family time and responsibilities are you willing to give up to Christ?
You might say that world happens? I say to you, yes the world happens, but before the world, Christ happened first? Why is he behind that world?
Todays devotion comes from:
In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.
Ib yam li ntawd, nej cov leejtwg tsis tso thxua yam uas nws muaj tseg mas ua tsis tau kuv li thwjtim.