|The early church was full of God’s fire. So great was the momentum that the believers were coming together regularly to pray and worship. They were selling their possessions and giving to everyone as they had a need. I know I’ve never been part of a church like that. It sounds amazing, but it also sounds scary and foreign to those of us living in the individualistic Western world.
While I don’t necessarily think the Church will ever look exactly like this again, I believe we can learn something from the zeal of these early Christians. They were so enamored with Jesus that they had no problem giving up every worldly treasure just to experience more of Him! I am encouraging you to take an honest look at what you most highly esteem. It’s easy to sing about living with abandon, but it’s harder to actually abandon what has become a source of security. As opposed to being overwhelmed by the thought of a faith that surrenders everything, I encourage you to cultivate a faith that surrenders something.
Friend, live from a posture of submission and ask Jesus to show you how and when to do the next right thing. As He calls you onto the waters, your loving Savior will hold out His hand and beckon you to trade what you think you need for what He knows will give you your very best life!