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To convert (assets) into cash (Webster’s Dictionary)

Johanna Parker

“There is still one thing you lack,” Jesus said. “Sell all you have and give the money to the poor—it will become treasure for you in heaven—and come, follow me.” (Luke 18:22) (The Living Bible)

I’ve lived a liquidated life.

I’ve never known it to be any different. Any value my life gained is always taken from me by one way or another to grant me gifts of the intangible. The valuables of a comfortable life like a car, a home, money, job and health, are recycled. God allows many hands to touch me and many bad circumstances to take more and more of me away until I look in the mirror and see His bones, His frame, His spine in me taking shape.

I live a liquidated life.

I’m not every ‘Follower of God,’ but I suppose all those in Christ live the same type of life discovering that less, in some ways, is more. That is seen through the liquidated life Jesus lived before the world.

  • The liquidation of His home—And Jesus saith unto him, the foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. (Matthew 8:20)

  • The Liquidation of a true friend—Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. (John 11:14)

  • The liquidation of responsibility—When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home. (John 19:26-27)

  • The liquidation of His father—And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Matthew 27:46)

Now He is sitting on the right hand of the Father as King of kings and Lord of lords, the Great Redeemer, the Great High Priest, God of all the earth, etc.

  • Jesus converted all He had into value. Even His life.

  • Jesus converts all He has into value. Even me.

Blog post contributed by Sister Johanna Parker.

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