Saturday, July 10, 2010

No Bargain

Crisscrossing the bargain center with my loaded cart, I looked for one more good buy.

I stopped before the laundry detergent. Hmmm- maybe a good price.

Picking up the container I realized why my subconscious sent off the BEWARE alarm. The bottle was only two thirds of a regular-sized container-- for a small discount.

This may have cost less, but it was no bargain.

I'm reading the book, Crazy Love, by Francis Chan. I picked it up at the Bible bookstore next to the bargain center this afternoon. I'm halfway through the book. I wondered if I would finish it in one sitting but now it will have to be two because I have to share what I read. The book is hard to put down.

I offer God the smaller laundry detergent so often in my spiritual walk with Him. I hope He won't notice when I say I'm giving Him everything but I'm really just a pint-sized phony.

The irony is that while God doesn't need us
but still wants us,
we desperately need God
but don't really want Him
most of the time.
He treasures us and anticipates our departure
from this earth to be with Him--
and we wonder, indifferently,
how much we have to do for Him
to get by.
-Francis Chan in Crazy Love

Take a look at this video.

Pictures are worth thousands of words and but even with that number of words we can't describe the vastness of God and His steadfast love for us.

Choosing to live a lukewarm life of faith is no bargain to me or God! I am the one shortchanging myself.

Praying for a holy discontentment toward lukewarm living!

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  1. Hi Rhodema, Its SS time again :) Wow. That is some video. Thanks for sharing! I also enjoyed your analogy about bargain shopping. My post this week is about waiting and hoping (Isaiah 40:31). ~Whidbey Woman

  2. Hi...I too don't want a luckwarm faith. He deserves my life and I want to give back to HIm for everything He's done for me. Thank you for this post...and for being you...

  3. I have been reading his book this week too. It is really making me think about what is lukewarm and what it means to love others as He does.

  4. Loving God with your whole heart is the key to everything in life...Great post.
    Sweet Blessings,

  5. Beautiful post, so well said. We do want more for the bargain with God when we are entitled to nothing.

  6. Sometimes I think more highly of myself than I should. In the entirety of God's vast creation, I am smaller and more insignficant than a speck of dust. But God knows ME and loves Me and gave His Son Jesus Christ for ME. How awesome is that? God bless you for a this great post.

  7. I have seen a video like this not to long ago, it is amazing to me how some people still choose not to believe in our Lord.
    Thank-you for such a great post today,

  8. Thank you sooooooooo much for sharing this.
    My husband recently ordered the Crazy Love curriculum to use at church. I can't wait to read it...I know I haven't been giving GOD my best. "LORD, forgive me."


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