I posed a question to my students yesterday. If a 6 inch beam was stretched between two skyscrapers what would it cost to get you to cross? $1 million? $100,000? The safety of your family? The question was to get the students to think about what's important to them. What do they value in life?
As Christians we might turn the question around. If God asked you to give up "something" for him, what would you be willing to part with? If you were called into the ministry would you give up your job? If you were called into the mission field would you sacrifice time with your family, your job, your house? If you were asked to renounce Christ or lose your life would you give up your life?
What priorities do we place in front of God's will? I ask you the questions, but I'm not sure about my own answers. We all need to search our hearts. God wants all of us. He wants every part of our lives devoted to him. He calls us to use every gift, every blessing, every talent, for his kingdom. If we choose to ignore that call, those blessings may be taken away. Is your soul more important than the stuff of your life?