Our purpose in this life is to love God and Jesus Christ our savior. Love for God is defined in 1 John the word reads, "We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says 'I know him', but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did." (2:3-6) How much do we know God, do we love him, do we truly seek him if we do not follow his command to sell everything and give to the poor?
I will continue to write on this topic of losing everything to gain life to the full with Christ, as God has really really convicted me with the greed, comfort, and selfishness of my life. Jesus never told us to live comfortably, he never said life would be easy, lazy, full of sitting, full of entertaining yourself, or safe. He tells us that a life following him and loving him is full of adventure, risk, it is uncomfortable, against the grain, dangerous, not culturally normal, it is hard, but this life with Christ will be freeing and will be revolutionary. God is not always safe, but he is always good and he is always king! I pray that I not only write about this, but that I live it. I challenge you to do the same.
"You do not believe a thing rightly until you act in accordance with it." - AW Tozer