God does not call us to live a mountain top life. A life where we enjoy the full pleasures of this world and are solely focused on ourselves. No, he calls us to deny ourselves and tells that if we are truly following Christ then we WILL be persecuted! God calls us to be courageous even in the line of death.
We are called to live uncomfortably.
We are called to live a life that no matter what the cost is for following God, we are willing. We are willing to be verbally abused, physically abused, hated, rejected, lonely, or even killed for the sake of Christ and His gospel.
As Christians, when we do not live our lives this way (loudly proclaiming Christ) then we are sacrificing people to eternal judgment to appease our level of comfort.
Danger has become such an issue in our culture. We are fine risking some things, but our own lives? no way. However, as we sit around and try to keep our lives safe and out of harm’s way, people are headed to hell every minute out of our sheer greed.
If the Lord is truly the strength of our life, then of whom shall we be afraid?
If God is for us, then who can be against us?
Lord, help us to give it all. Help us to leave it all behind. We want more of you God. Overwhelm us with your presence. Help us to trust you and to stop trusting in ourselves. Break down walls in our lives and clean house. You alone can do that Father. You alone. Break us, God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I hope that this was a challenge and an encouragement to you to keep running the race and to keep following hard after Christ. To God be the glory.
Have a beautiful day! xoxo ❤