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"Burn the Plows" Stuart Jones Our granddaughter was jumping off the arm of the couch into a pile of pillows . . . over and over again. We watched her and bragged on her bravery and grace as she made each leap. If we looked away for even a few seconds, she would admonish us, Pay attention! ”Look at me! You’re not watching me! She would accept nothing less than our full and complete attention. God is like that. He wants our total commitment in every aspect of our lives. The Bible is full of examples where God demanded his people to totally surrender to him, to reevaluate priorities, attitudes, values, and pursuits. He demands to be the source of our faith, and He is all we need. When the rich young ruler asked Christ what he must do to have eternal life, Christ answered, If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. (Matthew 19:21)   God will not “settle”. Good enough is not good enough for God. God has called us to a greater life that may even require some drastic action on our part. Christ said, If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:26-27)