Sunday, March 30, 2008

Greetings all! Something struck me from today's reading...Acts 2:42-47

They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal
life,to the breaking of bread and to the prayers. Awe came upon everyone,and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common;they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need. Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple area and to breaking bread in their homes.They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart,praising God and enjoying favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.

How many of us out there would be willing to give up everything for the Lord? I don't mean this in the figurative sense either. The early Church much like the Apostles when they were called dropped everything to follow Jesus. If Jesus called you today would you give up your big screen TV? Your SUV? Your three bedroom, two car garage house?

The Church today is not asking us to give up everything, but we must be willing to step out of our comfort zones. If this means tithing a bit more we must be prepared to do it. If this means talking to someone about the Lord we must be prepared to do it.

Ask the Lord today what he wants of you and don't be afraid of the answer you get.

2 comments:

Jason said...

Is it correct to say you might be called to 'tithing a bit more'? Tithing means to give a tenth so the only way to tith more is to make more money :0)

hehe just picking ... good post

AJ

Jason said...

Well Tithing "means" to give 10% but how many people do you know actually give the whole 10%? Not that we are called to give the whole 10% to the Church but we should at least be giving 5% and then spread the other 5% out among other charities.