Thursday, June 14, 2007

Have you done the “Hokey Pokey”?

You are most likely familiar with the story about the widow's mite. Remember how Jesus used her as an example because she gave everything she had? She didn't have much, but she put it all in the plate. Well, her story is typically used in tithing sermons and for building campaign rallies. However, I would like to challenge you to apply this concept of giving to your whole life - not just your finances. Are you giving all of YOU to God?

Jesus tells us that we must take up our cross if we are going to follow him and be his disciples. We must die to self. We must leave it all behind. Essentially, Jesus is telling us that we must put our entire selves in the offering plate. Jesus didn't ask for 10% of us. He didn't ask for 90% of us. No, he asked for 100% of us - all of us.

So, like the old hymn, the "Hokey Pokey", states, "Put your whole self in ... That's what it's all about."

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