Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Forsake All

Luke 6:27-28 "And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him."

So many of us turn to God because of what we can get.  Yet, being a true disciple of Christ requires sacrifice.  There is a cost.

Are you willing to forsake ALL to follow Him?  Money.  Job.  Friends.  Family.  "Your" Ministry.  Feelings.  Emotions.

It's time to get our priorities in order.  We have already been given the ultimate gift in Christ Jesus.  Our Father is looking for those who are willing to give something back.  He wants it all... the ultimate sacrifice.  He wants our will.  He wants our lives.  There are benefits, indeed, but the price cannot be ignored.

When it comes to ministry, feelings will be hurt.  Money may be lost.  People will be forsaken.  God may require the very thing you love the most.  Yet, it's worth it!  Those who truly love God don't have time to complain.  They have learned, in whatever state they may be, therein to be content!


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