Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17, NKJV)

A young man came to Jesus and asked Him how to get to heaven, most of us know this story right?

Well, I was listening to several sermons, from different pastors and I heard the same thing over and over.

yeah I think God is trying to tell me something, right?

Well, in the end, Jesus told this rich young man –

Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” (Mark 10:21 NKJV)

This man loved his stuff so much, he turned away from God. Sad right? Well, that can happen to us.

9a0f45245c28a381e5775dbcf7a10221-camels-rich-manThink about it – what thing you concentrate on more than anything? For me its my weight loss journey. I’ve been so obsessed with it – it pushed God out of His rightful seat in my heart.

I’ve been really convicted.

I need to empty myself of this obsession and look to God. I mean yea, workout and eat healthy cause thats how you take care of your body….but I need to concentrate more on God. Ya know?

No changes on the blog, I’ve cut back but I have been still pushing myself in my weight loss. Like yesterday and today – I’m sick like anything but I still tried working out. I need to just give myself over as an empty vessel to the Lord.

What about you friend? What has been taking your attention away from God? What stuff do you need to give up in order to give your heart completely to God?

Sit down. ask God and really challenge yourself to make those changes.

Lemme know how it works out.

Here are the sermons I listened to:

Empty Vessels (Part One)

Still Small Voice (Part Two)

For those two, I could only link to the store. But I know Bridging the Gap has it free somewhere.

Mark 10:13-45


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