Disciples of Christ are a rare breed because…
- It requires commitment to be a disciple of Jesus.
- It’s guaranteed to be difficult, even painful, and possibly life-threatening.
- It’s going to cost you relationships, comforts, pleasures, and status. Count on it.
Jesus said this about becoming a disciple…
There is a holy hatred we have to have if we are going to be a disciple of Christ. It’s a hatred toward anything that threatens to come between Jesus and us.
But that is exactly what YOU need to be if…
Your family is counting on you…
So much is at stake. They need to see that the passion you have for Christ is real. They need to watch as He does His great work in you. That kind of Spirit-led change is what makes spouses take notice. It’s what makes kids buy-in to the faith for themselves. You cannot, can NOT do without a whole-hearted devotion to Jesus.
So… what’s it going to be?
A life like it’s always been… comfortable, normal, unremarkable, eternally insignificant? OR uncomfortable abnormal remarkable and eternally powerful? You have a choice to make. You have a Savior who desires to empower you to do it. You have a family whose future hangs in the balance.
What will it be?
Here’s a video that’s very inspiring to me. It’s by a singer-songwriter named Josh Garrels. Josh gets it. He recognizes that the world we live in is aimed at distracting you and me from the divine calling Jesus has issued to every human being. We have the opportunity to make an eternal difference, and my calling is to sound the wake up call that God wants us to do that through families of faith that endure for generations. Watch Josh’s video and consider this: