Destroy all Avenues of Retreat

Saturday Afternoon Musings

Pablo Piccasso
Pablo Picasso

“Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.”

– Pablo Picasso


The only way forward in Christ is to destroy all avenues of retreat, to abandon all interest in a life apart from Christ.  

In paying the price for being Christ’s disciple, you too must purposefully destroy all avenues of retreat. Resolve in your heart today that whatever the price for being His follower, you are willing to pay it.”

Disciples are Made Not Born,
—Leroy Eims, 40.

Christ doesn’t want a part of you. He wants all of you, body and soul. He wants us to look at the cross (Rom. 5:8) and be entranced by the display of love for us and to respond with a complete abandonment to Him and His will. He wants us to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength (Cf. Luke 10:27) and that means destroying all avenues of retreat away from the wonder of His love.

The destruction of avenues of retreat clears the ground for a new creation. It is a destruction that is the dawning of the new horizon that only Christ can give that is filled with joy and transformation. 


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