David Platt gives a powerful gospel message. He paints a picture of Jesus as someone who is not asking for part of our lives, but our whole lives. We don't respond to his radical call because it's easy, but because he is worthy of our trust, our plans and dreams, and our affections. Platt uses Luke chapter 9 in order to flesh out these reasons for making God's Kingdom known around the whole world.
Luke 9: 57-62
As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
DOES JESUS HAVE YOUR HEART?
1) Jesus is worthy of all our trust.
2) Jesus is worthy of all our plans and dreams.
3) Jesus is worthy of all our affections.
One of the main reasons why so many Christians never give second thought to spending their lives in another country for the fame of God's name is because of ties to moms, dads, brothers or sisters, or friends, or expectations, comforts and securities here. The thought of leaving certain people or certain things behind is overwhelming. But everything changes when Jesus becomes the sole object of your love and affection. Everything changes when your heart is enraptured by Him.