Come, and follow (but you’re carrying too much..)
God showed me a beautiful moment of His redemptive love yesterday. A young man, after years of abuse, confusion, depression, standing and worshipping Jesus.
It’s what led me to today’s revelation.
“One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven; and come, follow me.” But when he heard these things, he became very say, for he was extremely rich. Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the Kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” Luke 18:25.2-25
When Jesus asked us to sell everything and follow him, there was an offer of an exchange. Everything God asks us to do in loving Him involves an exchange. God never leaves us empty handed. There is a kindness to God that we cannot comprehend unless we have areas in our life that require kindness. We cannot understand the beautiful character of God that ministers to our wounded places if we are not vulnerable to Him. I think, in a sense, He asked us to sell everything because in doing so we become yielded and surrendered to Him, but as an exchange, we have a mindset that becomes awakened to God’s blessing because we then have areas that need to be blessed. There is a fullness of His characteristics that we don’t often understand or see because we simply have too many things in the way. He called us to live a possession-less life so that we see His goodness in our daily walk as He provides for us abundantly and beautifully. Philippians 4:19 tells us that He will provide for our every need through His glorious riches. You want to know glory? Surrender your needs to Him and let Him fulfil His promise to you.
He is ministering to me with knowledge. He is ministering to me with wisdom, and vision, and understanding. I love my Jesus.