(Read the above scripture. ..and check out the last post if you haven’t already)
Ask yourself. .. What does it mean to give up everything? (what does everything mean to you? Material things?)
Notice that Jesus ONLY responded to the widow’s giving (He huddled the disciples to point her out as an example). . Everyone else gave out of their abundance. .she gave everything. The scripture says she gave her livelihood. So, in essence, she gave her life. . Wow.
A person doesn’t just randomly give up everything. Think about it. .. A person only gives up everything after weighing the options of what they’d receive in return. Does that make sense? (For example, if your house is on fire, you briefly weigh the options. . The options being: let your stuff burn up/run and save ur life or attempt to save your things/risk your life. In that brief moment you decide that you’ll let EVERYTHING burn and save your life. You made the decision that your life was worth more than all that.)
This widow weighed the options. .she had experienced God’s love and decided it was worth giving up EVERYTHING! The awesome thing about giving everything (your ALL) to God is that you always come out winning. The Love of Christ is worth more than everything else!
Think about the other empty relationships you pour everything into. . Take a moment to think about the empty feeling you walked away with.
The GOOD NEWS is that when you give everything to God, He never leaves you empty!
These are only the notes; to fully delve in with us, come to W.H.O. every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in the Taylor Education Building on UK’s campus. If you don’t know where that is, if you you have any comments or questions, or if you have any prayer requests, please contact me at DianaAnosike@yahoo.com