What does it mean to be “all in” for Jesus? What does it look like to be totally “sold out” for our Lord? He calls us to surrender all. We sing that we surrender all. So what does that look like?
People declare their desires to follow Jesus all the time. During his earthly ministry, people were always coming up to Jesus, asking to be his disciple. And he continually rejected the ones who were not willing to give up everything for him and his cause.
The rich young ruler who couldn’t let go of his money. The would be disciples in Luke 9 and Luke 14 who wanted to put comfort and family and business before their walks with the Lord. The clear message in the Gospels is that we follow Jesus on his terms, not ours.
“Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.” ~Luke 14:33
Frederic Huntington says:
It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the gospel. It is a proud, sensuous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted prosperity.”
So what does “all in” for Jesus look like for you? What does it mean for you to be “sold out” for our Lord?