Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

Colossians 1:10

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10

Wait, you're what?

We're in the business of raising autonomous adults NOT children here!


Friday, May 29, 2015

The cost of following Christ

So this has been on my mind for a few days. It's not directed at anyone specific. It's more like me just processing my scattered thoughts into a coherent thought.

What's the point of following Christ? How do you know that you are really His? Is it really worth it?

YES, it really is worth it to follow Christ! He is the Messiah. He is the only means of salvation. If He isn't, then there is no point to follow after Him, nor do anything He says.

{If you're not willing to die for being a believer in Christ, then you are not His.}

That sounds like a bold statement. And, yes, it is one. But it's the truth. If they crucified the Messiah. If He died to bring you salvation. Then is it really too much for Him to ask you to follow Him, even if it means physical death? Remember, we are not above the Savior. If the world hated Christ, then the world will hate those who follow Christ too. The servant is not above his Master.

{So if you are not willing to lay down your life to keep from denying that Christ is the Messiah, then don't bother to pretend to follow Him.}

I'm not saying we need to go out and look for trouble. No. But examine yourself, and see if you indeed are willing to loose everything in this world because you claim the name of Christ. If you are not that "extreme", why aren't you? Why is Christ not worthy of your profession of faith?

If you can't follow Christ to the death, why do you follow Him at all? If He's not worthy of your love at the end of your life, why is He worthy of your love now? If you don't want to follow Him at all costs, why even follow Him at all?

{He either is worthy of everything now and always, or He is not worthy of anything ever.}

Let's get real about our love for the Messiah. Let's choose to follow Him no matter what, or let's choose to deny and ignore Him. Hot or cold. He'll have none of this lukewarm stuff. He'll spew you out. He said so Himself.

I hope to encourage and strengthen those in Christ. And maybe even prick the heart of those just pretending, with hopes that their love for Jesus Christ the Messiah will be come an all-out-wreckless-love-for-Him.

1 comment:

  1. Amen sister! Love you and miss you. Thankful to see you continue growing in The Lord!!

    Shannon G


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