I’ve been reading Eric Metaxas‘ books on Bonhoeffer and his work on “7 Men” and I was reminded of Bonhoeffer’s best known work Nachfolge (or as it is known by it’s english title “The Cost of Discipleship“). What does it cost to follow Jesus?
Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
The widow has the right attitude, it is all his. We do not have to give a lot, simply everything we have. Are you willing to give it all to him? Do we find it hard to even stir-up the courage to give just 10% through our local church? Jesus cares about so much more, he wants your life, all of who you are, because he can live your life better than you can. Follow him, with everything you are. Give up living your own life, and live your life for him!
It’s hard, but worth it!