I would like to know the most radical thing you have ever done for the sake of the gospel . . . not just the most radical thing you have ever done – this is not that kind of blog. 🙂
I have been thinking about what mine would be. I think the day I really prayed and I mean prayed with a heart that really wanted to change. I remember the day that I pleaded with Jesus to give me a heart for things like Him. I confessed openly that my heart longed for other stuff . . . junk. But I wanted to be like him and I really wanted a heart for the things and people that He had a heart for. Change my heart was my cry. That was the most radical day for me. It was the day I was willing to stop doing what I wanted to do and willing to do things the way He wanted me to do. Oh yes, it sounds like something I have done before. Not your will but mine kind of prayer. Only this time, I was serious – in all aspects.
But, I had to obey. I had to put my house on the market for no good reason. I had to take a huge hit on our house in order to get out of it. I had to go against common sense and worldly wisdom.
I had to be willing to say no to many things in order for the yes of His good things.
Things I liked.
Things I wanted.
Things I enjoyed.
The list goes on and on.
He did what I asked and I did what He asked. Now, I find myself in one of the most exciting places to be – right smack in the middle of His will. His will for me and His will for you.
To give up what we want and get what He wants.
Now, that is radical.
Will you be radical with me? Will you finally pray that prayer with me and see where it leads.
Will you decide today that we are willing to give it all up for Him.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
One day, He will reward your sacrifice for things done here on this Earth.
One day, your high heels will be glowing on streets of gold.
One day, you will hear the words of Jesus saying to you, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
That my friend will be worth all the high heels in the world.