Witness Him Now
Post from Facebook May 23.
I don't think that people realize that there is a "high cost" for the choices we make. When we say, "I do" to the person we are married to, we are saying, "I give you everything - till death do us part." We give it all away. The same thing happens when we choose Jesus. There is a very high cost. Everything. I don't think in my lifetime we have counted the cost, but now we will. The time has come. Are we in or are we out.
A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them, "If you want to be My disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else - 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.
But don't begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. They would say, "There's the person who started that building and couldn't afford to finish it!"
"Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him? And if he can't, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away. So you cannot become My disciple without giving up everything you own." Matthew 14:25-33
We will give up everything, and we will gain it all. God is so good! But if we think we can straddle the fence in this hour, we are very mistaken. We will all deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Jesus. He gave everything for us, and now we will give everything for Him.
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."