Day 6: How much will you give up?

Matthew 20:28

 “Even as the Son of Man came not to be serve but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Think about this for a few minutes as you weigh your spring break in Daytona Beach, or maybe your summer break interning for Morgan Stanley. An average person has 4,275.71 weeks in his or her life. One week of that is .023%. 12 weeks of that is .28%.

Now consider this…

God gave his ONLY Son not only to save your life and the lives of your friends, family, and randos you don’t even know (live eternally), but also to have a personal relationship with Him (Paraphrased John 3:16).

But it doesn’t end there.

He gave us the great commission which calls us to make disciples of ALL nations (Matt 28:16-20). Now you’ve probably heard/seen/heardagain these verses…But you and I are still the ones thinking twice about giving a week (or three) up for the Lord?

.023% or .28%?

He gave up 100% of his Son to come down, and suffer on a cross for you and I, and we’re debating on that small percentage of our lives??

Now popping back to that week in Daytona Beach where you intend to “relax” for the week and “be a testimony to the people around you.”  But you have an opportunity to be INTENTIONAL about serving the Lord.

If you have accepted the free Gift of Jesus Christ’s Blood for you on the cross, you indeed should feel compelled to serve the Lord. He gave each of us a unique gift to share to the world that they can KNOW God’s grace through you and I (1 Peter 4:10), and this is just one way to share that gift to the world.

Now what I’m NOT saying is that God only works with people going on THIS spring break trip or THIS Summer Break. What I AM saying is that if you WANT to serve the Lord you NEED to be willing and intentional about it. I can promise you God will not come down from Heaven and push you onto the plane. As some of us have read in Philippians we need to be in prayer and supplication about our decisions (Philippians 4:6).

Join with us.

I’m giving up at least that .023%, are you?

ILUA (I Love U All)

- Mitchell Allen

Scott Thomson