Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It's For Everyone

I was reading in Crazy Love this morning about what a Lukewarm Christian life looks like.  Yeah, I was just a little convicted.  Anyway, Francis gave a GREAT analogy at the end of the chapter about when he wanted to be a Marine, you know "The Few, The Proud, The Marines".  He said the one thing that he always hated about those commercials was that they were always running...and he hated running!  He never once thought to ask them if they would ever look at his situation and lessen the miles he had to run or the number of push-ups he had to do.  That would have been absurd.

Christianity is the same way.  God didn't give an exception when he said "Take up your cross and follow me."  Or when he commanded us is Luke 14 to give up everything or we couldn't be a disciple.

"Jesus asks for everything.  But we try to give Him less." Francis Chan
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