Monday, January 24, 2011

Sold-out Discipleship

I find myself longing for intimacy with God more than I ever have in my life. Why does it seem to be so difficult? I know it has a lot to do with previous rut patterns, but I sure wish it was as easy as saying, "Today is going to be different than the last 54 years." After all, choosing poor patterns in the past wasn't all that hard!

I know a sold-out life is a process. I just want to speed the process up!


Jeff said...

I'm with you, except for the 54 years part. I want to speed it up and I want to learn how to convince people to do it when they are much younger than me. I think it's what drives my passion for working with our youth. I see hearts that are so open to what God can do and I hope somehow to shed light on how they can be so close to God at 16 instead of waiting into their 40's like me.

Mona said...

I know what you mean, I feel like I'm wanting to make the grass grow by pulling on it but it doesn't work that way. It may be that God is wanting me to wait on Him, but it may be that while I want it, I'm not sure how to do it.

bartsirmandvm said...

Amen Rick. It's a constant struggle. Some days I do better than others, but I want so bad to not have to say that. For every day of my life, every thought in my mind and every emotion in my heart to be motivated by sold-out discipleship. I refuse to give up and I'm glad to be on my journey with brothers like you.