On the one hand, it’s easy to give your life to Jesus. All you have to do is believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior and you will be eternally saved. This is the best deal any of us will ever receive.
But on the other hand, being His disciple and a true follower require much more of us. He even told us to count the cost ahead of time before making a decision and then gave two illustrations of what He meant:
28 “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? 29 Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. 30 They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’
31 “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? 32 And if he can’t, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away. (Luke 14:28-32)
My prayer today:
Lord, open the eyes of American Christians to the true costs of being Your disciples, especially about laying our lives down daily, picking up our crosses, and following You. (Based on Luke 9:23)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for American believers’ eyes to be opened.