I’m going to give it all to you...
God must be so excited when he hears me say those words!
How grateful he must be for my sacrifice, I mean let’s look all the things I’ve given to Him.
Money: Clearly he would be lost without my financial contribution.
Time: Seriously folks for the first 20 years of my life I went to Church TWICE every Sunday. Now I go every Sunday at 9.30AM... on sleep in morning! He must be so proud.
Prayer: Admittedly my spontaneous prayer times seem to coincide with visits to the bathroom, but, well, there’s no Facebook in there! ....yet. AND I pray when my life throws me a curve ball, so that all adds up doesn’t it!
Worship: If you’ve ever wondered why the skies seem brighter every Sunday from 9.30 – 9.50 am each Sunday is because listening to my scheduled expression of love with dulcet tones brightens God’s day so much.
I’m giving it alright! *chest bump God*
But what if he asks for more?
While I can’t imagine he could ever want more than my clearly generous giving to him, I guess it’s conceivable he might ask for more.
So what else could he ask me to give him?
Well I guess he said this...
Matthew 16:24-26 The Message
24-26Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. "Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You're not in the driver's seat; I am. Don't run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I'll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself? What could you ever trade your soul for?
(That’s in the special PURPLE section of my bible labelled don’t read while hormonal).
Or this corker
Matthew 19:21 The Message
21"If you want to give it all you've got," Jesus replied, "go sell your possessions; give everything to the poor. All your wealth will then be in heaven. Then come follow me."
(That’s in the special RED section of the bible labelled don’t read while planning your dream home)
And this bad hair day verse
James 5:1-6 The Message
1-3 And a final word to you arrogant rich: Take some lessons in lament. You'll need buckets for the tears when the crash comes upon you. Your money is corrupt and your fine clothes stink. Your greedy luxuries are a cancer in your gut, destroying your life from within. You thought you were piling up wealth. What you've piled up is judgment.
(That’s in the special YELLOW section of my bible labelled give to rich person if I ever meet one)
If I start getting all bogged down on this giving it all to God stuff I turn to my trusty favourite verse
Proverbs 26:11 The Message
11As a dog eats its own vomit,
so fools recycle silliness.
so fools recycle silliness.
Clearly this is in there for a laugh and has no relevance to me!
*Catch ya Sunday God*