I have fond memories of being able to purchase $3 worth of chocolate-covered peanuts from the candy counter at Sears Department store when I was a little girl.
The candy counter has been gone for a long time,
and the peanuts, popcorn and chocolates have been
replaced with flat-screen TVs, tablets and remotes.
The more I travel and speak (43 weeks/weekends each year),
I’m seeing churches filled with folks who believe they can order a specific amount of Jesus.
A “diet form” of the real thing.
A “Jesus Lite” if you will.
They don’t want all of Jesus—
Just enough to make them feel good on Sunday mornings.
But guess what—
God isn’t giving away only a little bit of Jesus.
God isn’t into “Jesus Lite.”
It’s an all-or-nothing deal.
Jesus Himself told us to count the cost before we say we’re going to follow Him (see Luke 14:25-34).
So how much does it actually cost to follow Him?
(Yes, this big space is intentional. I want to give you time to let the answer soak in.)
It will cost you absolutely
(Again, intentional space. Think about it before you continue reading.)
Absolutely everything means . . .
And everything isn’t $3 worth of Jesus.
Everything will never be “Jesus Lite.”
I’ll share more next week.
[I’m speaking at the Fall revival at Ohio Christian University next week. Please pray for God’s presence to be all over the place.)