January 24, 2009

Sell Out To The Right Person

Paul was not given a message or a doctrine to proclaim. He was brought into a vivid, personal, overpowering relationship with Jesus Christ. Acts 26:16 is tremendously compelling ". . . to make you a minister and a witness . . . ." There would be nothing there without a personal relationship. Paul was devoted to a Person, not to a cause. He was absolutely Jesus Christ’s. He saw nothing else and he lived for nothing else.

Oswald Chambers - My Utmost For His Highest

Jesus Christ is a person, not a cause. We need to treat Him as such. He is our personal Savior, our Lord and Redeemer. We can come to Him, speak to Him, and walk along with Him. He is not a banner to be carried, a flag to be waved. We should share Him, our relationship with Him, let others know what it is He means in our life, how He has become our life.

But in a personal way, people talking to people, not at people. Paul preached Christ, he did not parade Christ. He took beatings, got up and preached Christ again. Because of his personal relationship with Jesus and his desire to share that all may know Him.

Sell out. Sell out to the right person. Sell out to Jesus Christ. Do not buy into a cause.

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