Sold Out

What does it mean to be sold out to Christ?

I had a thought today. A comparison really.

Think back with me here. Remember what it was like to be a teenager and have that person or thing you were crazy about.

For me it was New Kids on the Block. Some may have to Google who they are. I remember begging mom to take me to concerts (I went to 2). I was always asking for merchandise (I had plenty). I wallpapered my room with posters. I had tshirts. I had all their music. I read books about them. I watched videos over and over. I even dressed up as one of them for Halloween one year.

I wanted to know everything about them. I wanted to meet them. I never did meet them though.

But if we take that same mentality and put it towards loving the Lord.

I’m not saying we need to have posters of Jesus or statues or other such merchandise.

My main thought here is that if I put myself in an environment where Jesus is what I’m seeking, then I will be more like Him.

If I read/study my Bible over and over so that I know more about Him and what He is like. If I listen to messages about Jesus. If I go to church and spend time with others of the same mentality. If I listen to music that is about and for Him.

Make life about Him. The more I do that, then I will become more like Him.

I know I have a long way to go to be like Christ. But God is still working on me and He doesn’t give up.

What is your life centered around? Just something to think about.

Known

The song “Known” by Tauren Wells was introduced to me a few weeks ago, when my pastors daughter, Sophie, sang it in church. She did such a beautiful rendition that I wish I had her version to share with you. But I do like both versions.

This song is now a new favorite and has been on my heart since that day. This song talks about what it’s like to be fully known and loved by God.

Hard truth equals the stuff that God tells us that may be hard to hear, but He loves us so much and He wants to see us grow.

Ridiculous grace is that he loves us and is always giving us opportunities to get up and start over. He loves us no matter what we do. Nothing can cancel His love for us.

I am aware of how inadequate I am in my relationship with Him, yet He loves me anyway and wants to show me how. He works with me and never gives up.

The song calls His love bulletproof. Nothing can separate us from Him. Not even death. In fact death ushers us into His immediate presence.