A Challenge…Who’ll Take Me Up On It?

September 20, 2006 at 3:27 am | Posted in Character in Today's World, Christianity | 25 Comments

John Wesley was a great man. However, he didn’t consider himself that way, and in a letter he wrote to his mother, Susanna, he asked for a list of sins he should avoid. Her response astounds me as it probably astounded him:

Whatever weakens your reason, whatever impairs the tenderness of your conscience, whatever obscures your sense of God, whatever increases the authority of your body over your mind, whatever takes away from your relish for spiritual things, that to you is sin, no matter how innocent it is in itself.

Think about that for a second. That is phenomenal. Can I challenge you guys?
Here’s my challenge to you: memorize that. It’s not much, and it’s not hard to memorize for those of you that do speeches, or even debaters that memorize their 1AC. But I wonder how our conduct would change if we had that memorized…

I’ll do it too…Who’ll take me up on that?

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  1. I’ll take you up on that.

  2. That’s incredible! I really like that quote. I’ll take you up on that!

  3. I’m going to memorize that. Definetly. I don’t know what else to say.
    It’s truly a question of the heart, she was wonderful in capturing that.

  4. Too many times we mistake sin for being the actions that we commit, when it’s truly a nature that has hardened our hearts. That is why it was impossible for us to save ourselves, we could never commit enough acts to make up for what Jesus did for us. It’s why we needed and need a Savior. Thank you, Jesus.

  5. ok, so you obviously have been blogging for quite a while.

    help me out with this thing!

    i created heritagefamilychurch.wordpress.com with a blog titled life purpose.

    now what do i do?

    pastor rod

  6. hello, this is my first time here… great posting there.

  7. I’ll take the challenge! Will you add me to your blogroll? I’ve added your blog to mine. No need to respond, I’ll just watch your blogroll.

  8. That is beautiful. Convicting, yet inspiring.
    I’ll take you up on that.
    Thanks.

  9. I’ll also take you up on that. It’s a wonderful and thought-provoking quote. Thanks!

  10. Interested from across the pond! ha!

    God bless
    Maria in the UK
    http://www.inhishands.co.uk

  11. You seriously need to update… πŸ˜›

  12. Hey that’s awesome, Advancing His Kingdom!
    A few days ago I posted that quote on my blog about sin. Check it out if you want.
    By the By, I’ll take you up on that. πŸ˜‰

  13. BTW, I did.

  14. taking you up on it…

  15. I will really take you up on that! Cool. It is one great help for me! Thanks!

  16. You have a nice blog with many thought provoking comments and observations. Consider this an invite to check out my website. I need the opinions of my brothers and sisters in the Lord so I can improve my website. Thanks in advance, Amber

    http://www.aimhigherbooks.com

  17. Wow… I’ll take you up on that too.
    Awesome quote!!!

    Kaysie

  18. To me it is necessary to find

  19. I’ll definently meet that challenge!

    Thank you for the inspiration.

  20. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation πŸ™‚ Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Underlying

  21. This makes it a heart issue which is exactly what Christ taught in the Sermon on the Mount. It confounded people then, and perhaps more so now, but it takes away the to-do list and helps us tune in to what God is speaking to our heart.

    Love, love this post.

  22. That’s a great quote! I’ll certainly take up the challenge!

  23. Hello!
    I actually came across your blog off of your comment on the rebelution site and decided to check it out. πŸ˜€ Your blog looks very interesting and I will have to stop by every now and then! If you’d like, you can stop by my blog sometime also! God Bless ya!
    ~Rose ❀

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