I have been thinking a lot about being a follower of Jesus this past week. My small group is doing a study called Not A Fan and it has given me lots of fodder to ponder. This past weekend a question was posed “If you had to give up everything to follow Jesus would you?”
Honestly, my initial reaction was “Oy…I-I-I don’t know…what about my marriage? my kids? my jeep? (kind of kidding)”
But you get the point…the question scared me.
But after I had a moment to catch my breath I realized that following Jesus gives meaning to all of my life. Besides being the creator of all things including me, my marriage and my kids…without having Jesus as my center I would quickly spin out of control and probably lose everything anyway. And then there is the comfort of knowing I am loved, cared for and in His hands.
So yes…everything pales in comparison to being a follower…to serving and living for the creator of the universe and it’s all good :)
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28