Today I have a devotion running at P31. If you've stopped by after reading, welcome! I am glad to have you here and hope you will return. Usually on Tuesdays I post a top ten Tuesday list, but I am preparing for a book launch (tomorrow!) and recovering from a busy weekend filled with birthday fun and holiday relaxation.
Soooo, I decided today instead of posting a top ten list, I would share this quote with you that went so nicely with the theme of my devotion for today: Purse, Bag or Sandals. Haven't read the devotion today? Check out the "P31 Blogs" list in the sidebar and you will see the Encouragment For Today blog, where you can find it.
I've been reading Oswald Chambers' My Utmost For His Highest for my morning quiet time, and I read this over the weekend. It gave me a lot to think about--
"Lord, I will follow thee; but..." Luke 9:61
"If a man is going to do anything worthwhile, there are times when he has to risk everything on his leap, and in the spiritual domain Jesus Christ demands that you risk everything you hold by common sense and leap into what He says, and immediately you do, you find that what He says fits on as solidly as common sense."
Jesus told the disciples to leave without purses, bags or sandals. And they did just what He said-- even though it didn't make sense. What is He telling you that doesn't make sense in the here and now? Will you take the leap, trusting that it will fit on as solidly as common sense?
PS. Would love to see you back here tomorrow, where we will be talking about the launch of my second novel She Makes It Look Easy.