As they were traveling on the road someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go!”
Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens, and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” Then He said to another, “Follow Me.”
”Lord,” he said, “first let me go bury my father.”
But He told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.”
Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord, but first let me go and say good-bye to those at my house.”
But Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” – Luke 9:57-62 (HCSB)
Following Jesus is all or nothing. We must at once let go of everything that is of this world and follow Him; no turning back.
We must be willing to give up our comfort. We must be willing to be homeless. We must be willing to be outcast from our families, perhaps being looked upon as rude and disrespectful. We must value Christ above all. We can never look back, but instead press forward at all times.
Lord, thank You for Your holiness and goodness toward me. Let me hold loosely to all the things you have allowed me to manage in this world. I give You my house, my family, my life, for only You are worthy. I need, and I desire, nothing else but You Jesus.