“You still lack one thing.  Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come follow me.”  Luke 18:21

 What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say!

Jesus is not advocating that all material substance be given away.  This word like every word of scripture is first and foremost an attitude of the heart.  It’s a spiritual matter.  Whatever passion is in the heart is reflected in the priorities of life.  The writer of Proverbs says, “Out of the heart come the issues of life.”  Whether speaking or doing, our passion is obvious to all.

The power of passion is seen in commitment and this was what Jesus was teaching.  He described a heart so full of love for Him that the whole man was committed to following Him.  Earthly “things” are important and shall be provided, but they are secondary. First is the commitment!

Without total commitment wars are lost, nations fall, marriages fail and dreams disintegrate.

This is life on the line: commitment.  When the famous words of Neil Armstrong, “The eagle has landed,” echoed around the universe, it was the combined commitment of those whose lives had been laid on the line.  Because of that commitment, the whole world moved into the higher realm of achievement.  Not just one man was affected but all mankind.

When a community of believer’s combine wholehearted to a vision, nothing is impossible.  The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language, they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them” (Genesis 11:6).  Maintain the unity; move forward in faith and the impossible shall be made possible.

Further reading:  Genesis 6:9-22; Mark 9:23

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