I Can’t Do It

Is it too early for a heavy thought?

Here it is: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind, and all your strength.

This is heavy because Jesus qualified it as the most important thing for us to be sure we’re doing.

That’s right. At the top of the list is not eat your vegetables, wash behind your ears, or mind your p’s and q’s. It’s love God with the entirety of your being.

Since it’s so heavy, maybe we should give it some extra attention. So I have. And I’ve discovered there’s another reason why it’s heavy.

I can’t do it.

I fail. And I’d wager to say you fail, too.

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‘Cause I Gotta Have Faith

The purpose of being a Christian is to trust God with your life.

It is not just to trust God to forgive your sins; it is to trust Him with every aspect of your life.

The first few generations of Christians were not persecuted and executed because they were trusting God to get them to heaven. It was because they were trusting God with their lives in a way that was causing societal upheaval around them.

They were insurrectionists. They were living radically different than the rest of the world. In making Jesus their Lord and King, they were rejecting the rulers and systems of the day.

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