Monday, September 26, 2011

Consider the Cost

Living here in Louisville has been a true blessing for us but it has also come with a steep price tag.  What has it cost us to leave everything in Miami behind to move to Louisville?  Simply put, it has cost us more than we ever anticipated.  Why?  Because the cost is not measured in dollars but in those invaluable things, like family and friends that were left behind, which certainly cannot be assigned a numerical value to.  We have traded all that we knew and loved for our number one love, Jesus Christ.

And this is precisely what He calls us to do and expects of us.  In Luke 13:26-27, Jesus empathically states, “If you want to be my disciple. You must hate everyone else by comparison—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 disciples. “

It may sound a bit radical but the truth is that Jesus will not and cannot settle for second place; it’s all or nothing.  And I have a feeling that this season in our life is just a taste of what lies ahead for us. I know that being called to serve Him is a huge privilege, one which I do not take lightly.  I recognize that attached to this great privilege is the high cost I am asked to pay.  The cost that I am only beginning to understand now.  Yet a cost that when I think of all He's done for me, I can't help but consider what a low cost it is to pay to follow Him.

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