I read this the other day (it’s by William Still), and found it insightful and challenging:
“There are some who want their lives sorted out, even by Christ if he will be so kind, and by Christ’s minister, too. After all, that’s what he’s paid for!
“By Christ but not for Christ!
“The whole world wants Christian fruits, but not Christian roots–cut flowers only!”
What a great question to search our sous with. Do we want our lives “sorted out” by Jesus, but for ourselves, that is, for our own use and pleasure? Or do we want Christ to fix our lives, to heal and restore, so that they can be for his use and pleasure? Do we want the roots–and the fruit?