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No Matter What the Cost

Posted on: 7-15-112015

Most of us, as Christians, would die for Christ without hesitation.  The question we have to ask ourselves is, “Will we live for Him without hesitation?”  Dying for Him is not our problem…it’s living for Him that we tend to struggle with.  We may adamantly declare our devotion to Him, but are we really willing to live for Him no matter what the cost?  What if the cost to live for Him is to love our enemies…those who have hurt us, harmed us, and would destroy us without one ounce of remorse?  What if the cost to live for Him is forgiveness…even when the one who receives our forgiveness doesn’t even care that they hurt us?  What if the cost to live for Him is living a life without prejudice of any kind?  What if the cost to live for Him is humility…always considering others ahead of ourselves?  What if the cost to live for Him means walking by blind faith instead of by sight?  What if the cost to live for Him means giving up our plans to follow His?  What if the cost to follow Him means a life with no room for bitterness, anger, resentment, or jealousy?  What if the cost to follow Him means giving up our pride and arrogance?  What if the cost to follow Him means dying to our self…crucifying our own wants and desires in order to make room for His will?  Is Jesus worth the cost?  Are you willing to pay the price for Him?  How can we not?  After all, He has certainly paid an even greater price for us than we will ever be called to pay for following Him.

“He said to them, ‘Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.” Mark 8:34

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