Jesus felt compassion and love for this young ruler. This illustrates for me the truth that to love courageously sometimes requires us to say the hard things.
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Following Jesus requires I give up the one thing - anything - which the HOLY SPIRIT (as opposed to others) points out is competing with Jesus for my heart. Following Jesus requires a radical commitment.
What competes with Jesus for my affections?
What distracts my focus from Jesus?
Is there anything which divides my heart from following Jesus wholeheartedly?
What keeps me from deeper intimacy with Jesus?
That may be my one thing.
Living all of life before the face of God...