Our Journey

Holding Back

What are we really holding back from God? Do we really think that we can handle it and take care of it on our own? In my Sunday school class I have been teaching the kids that God made us so that we can have fellowship (a friendship) with Him. And if we sin we are actually choosing to put a wedge in between us and God. After reading this passage this morning I got to thinking, in what ways are we holding back on what the Lord wants from us?

As long as it remained unsold, was it not still your own? And [even] after it was sold, was not [the money] at your disposal and under your control? Why then, is it that you have proposed and purposed in your heart to do this thing? [How could you have the heart to do such a deed?] You have not [simply] lied to men [playing false and showing yourself utterly deceitful] but to God.” Acts 5:4

Definition of SELFISH

:concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself : seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others


I wouldn’t have said I was a selfish person but after reading this passage I really started to wonder, am I giving it ALL back to the Lord? What am I holding back for myself? Do I really think I can do such a better job then Him???


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