So what is the cost of it all? The cost of following Jesus?
Matthew 16:24-25 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. . . .”
It is not easy. It is the cost of comfort. It is the cost of releasing fear. It is the cost of letting go of security. It is the cost of our own desires.
and yet . . .
It pays for a life with Jesus. It is blessing and joy. It is freedom. It is the honor of doing God’s work. It is the pleasure of being in his presence. It is the practice of Faith. It is seeing the impossible be possible. It is assurance of the God who made all things.
It is worth it . . . now Lord, please help me to see past the cost and embrace into the vision you have for my life. Amen