Quoting Fred Craddock, a remarkable preacher, about giving our lives to Jesus: “We think that giving our all to the Lord is like taking a $1,000.00 bill and laying it on the table — “Here’s my life, Lord. I’m giving it all.” But the reality for most of us is that he sends us to the bank and has us cash in the $1,000 for quarters. We go through life putting out 25 cents here and 50 cents there … Usually giving our life to Christ isn’t glorious. It’s done in all those little acts of love, 25 cents at a time.
Fred Craddock, cited in Leadership (Fall 1984) #47
Quoted in New Interpreter’s Bible, Vol VIII, pg. 629