The Net Net of “Less than!”

Luke 14:33 “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be MY disciple.”

The Net Net of “Less than!”

Should one humble
themself with exceptions
outstanding,
then frail is their offering
found in HIS eyes.

Thus surrendered in
part with one half of a heart song.
Though “longing for GOD”, they
instead Compromise.

Consequently, submit
and don’t sing in a whisper
those praises HE’s due!
Without “lukewarm’s” disguise!

Therefore shout to the LORD!
Every soul…crave HIS presence
above everything this world
labels as “Prized!”

Make sure then your focus
without highlighting shadows
and burn like a beacon
unleashed — just for
CHRIST!

As HIServant, brother, son, child and friend who’s thankfully learned to move “all in”,

Whitney

Devotional: 1 John 2:15-17 “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the FATHER is not in him.

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the FATHER but is from the world.

And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of GOD abides forever.”

It’s taken me longer than it should have with more scars than I’d expected and greater pains than I’d imagined to do just that.

Give HIM everything.

The game of one foot in the world on a banana peel and the other quick to leave church…has been lost and yet won at the same time!

Lost in the sense of finally dying to self and the “less than” things I’d once prioritized.

Lost in the sense that Defeat’s impact was blunt enough for me to change.

But it was also won because HIS Victory was awarded to me by HIS finished work!

It was also won because although this Life’s battles still rage, the outcome has already been determined!

So KNOWING THAT…the Net Net of giving CHRIST less than 100% is not an intentional option.

We must not willingly mix nor casually entwine our steps needlessly with those of the world WHILE…

…WHILE clinging more so to this life and it’s expectations than the one to come!

HE is coming and not interested in what bucket list items we crossed off as done.

Rather HE will ask what we did with HIS previous NAME and how zealous we were about it.

Mark 8:35 “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for MY sake and the gospel’s will save it.”

So surrender all of you to gain greatest from HIM!

Amen and amen!

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