Three Dollars Worth of God

Wilbur Rees writes in his book Three Dollars Worth of God:

I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please.
Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk, or a snooze in the sunshine.
I don’t want enough of God to make me love a black man or pick beets with a migrant.
I want ecstasy, not transformation.
I want warmth of the womb, not a new birth.
I want a pound of the Eternal in a paper sack.
I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please.

This really struck home for me. It’s a powerful way of explaining how many of us approach our faith. We don’t want it to totally change our life, just make us feel better about life.

We are so fortunate to worship such a loving, creative, gracious God. But if we just sit back and receive that grace – which we are totally able to do – does that really mean we are living the best life God has in store for us?

God is limitless. Therefore our lives in Christ are limitless in how much love and grace we can give. The only one putting limits on us are ourselves.

What limits are you putting on your life?

Lord, Your love is so great and expansive we could never contain it. Help us to see beyond ourselves and push our limits in order to live more like You. Amen.

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.