The Cost of Discipleship

If you think that serving God and being a Christian is easy then maybe you should examine who you are really serving. Why do you do what you do? What is the motivation of the heart? Is it really your desire to follow Him?

23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me, 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.” Luke 9:23-24 (NKJV)

The standard for a disciple of Christ is to deny himself. Discipleship is submitting your natural man to the Spirit – the turning away or repentance of self-rule.

If you abide in my word, you are My disciples indeed. John 8:32 (NKJV)

In his latest book I Am RemnantPat Schatzline says this:

The remnant chooses to leave a life of compromise for the spirit of consecration.

There is no compromise. Either you are serving Christ or you are living for yourself.

It is not a one-time prayer for forgiveness and salvation. This is a daily choice to take up your cross and follow Christ.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to live a safe existence as though there was not a higher calling. I want to risk it all for what really means something.

I promise He is worth it all.

About Brittany Lee Ketter

I am a writer, speaker and abolitionist who is passionately in love with Jesus. I carry the purpose God placed on my life to bring the broken to restoration and to a recognition of redemption, and also to raise up a generation of women who are healed, healthy and wholeheartedly devoted to God and to His plans and purposes for their lives.
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