Becoming Radical

In January our church started studying the book Radical by David Platt. It was obvious from the beginning that God had a message for me. The book has not been an easy read as I find myself reading and re-reading chapters, not just because my mind wanders so easily, but because of the depth of the message. As a Christian, Jesus' Great Commission should be etched in my heart and soul: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Jesus also said, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me." Radical describes how we rationalize Jesus' commands, how we are "giving in to the dangerous temptation to take the Jesus of the Bible and twist him into a version of Jesus we are more comfortable with." I have done nothing to deserve forgiveness or blessing upon blessing from God. Thankfully by His grace He continues to pour the blessings on. Isn't that just like Him, full of grace? I am coming to realize God does not freely give me these blessings. He's blessed me to enable me to share Him with others. Yes, my children, my family, my Christian friends need to see Jesus in me. But I am also told, commissioned rather, to share Him with the "least of these". If that means I have to leave my husband, my girls, my family, my friends, my comfortable life, am I willing to do it?

I have a responsibility as a child of God. And God has a plan for taking the gospel to the world.

Seeking Him,

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