Wednesday, July 14, 2010

25, 000 dollars?

I am basically just gonna ask that question:

"What would you do with $25,000?"

I am being real here, think about it.

Maybe some of you reading this have $25,000 in the bank - what is it for?

My point is this: $25,000 is a lot of money - that is a brand new car, that is an extensive wardrobe of all the latest fashion, that is the remodeling of a kitchen or addition to the house, that is a couple vacations to beautiful regions of the world

That is the adoption of a child. A LIFE..

forever changed

Kinda makes that vacation seem pretty temporal, doesn't it. Kinda makes those $125 jeans a little embarrassing.

My question is, when are we... when am I... going to stop putting myself first and start living out the call of radical servant hood, recklessly abandon to a life modeled after Jesus himself? Being like him? To stop living for the best life now....

It has become all to natural for me to live day to day and not with an eternal perspective.

Eternal perspective.

I have been idolizing a home of our own for a long time.... These past 2 years I have wanted to buy a home so bad and I have dealt with so much discontentment in apartment life... I loathe renting. But one day God struck a cord in my heart:

"If I asked you to take that money you have saved for a down payment and adopt a child, choosing to rent instead of satisfying your desire for comfort, would you do it?"

Matthew 19: 16-22 "And behold, a man came up to him, saying, "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?" And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments."

He said to him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

The young man said to him, "All these I have kept. What do I still lack?"

Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."

When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. "

I don't wanna be this rich young man.

So I end this post with a video that a friend posted on his blog

Do you like the idea of Jesus or do you actually want to be like him?

What is the goal of your life?

1 comment:

  1. Praying along with you, Misha, for a heart that is willing to do whatever He calls. $25,000 doesn't sound like so much when we look at what it cost God to adopt us, does it? Nothing compares to the sacrifice of giving His only Son...