Are we committed to our Lord and Savior only when life runs smoothly? Is our true commitment in Him revealed during times of various trials and in weak moments of doubt? If Jesus returned now, how would He grade our commitment?
And when He was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to Him, and asked Him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is God. Thou knowest the commandments, do not commit adultery, do no ill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.’
‘And he answered and said unto Him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus beholding him loved him and said unto him, one thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven: and come take up the cross, and follow me. And he was sad at that saying and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.’
‘And Jesus looked round about and saith unto His disciples, how hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answerth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, who then can be saved?'” (Mark 10:17-26)
Spiritual Mother Copeland’s Prayer
“In spite of the challenges of this difficult season, we thank You for this beautiful life we have. Forgive us for complaining & giving the things of this world more power than they deserve. Remind us that all of our hope & strength is in Jesus & strength is in Jesus & in Him alone we should put our trust. It is in His name we pray, Amen.”
When you were introduced to Christ from the Word of God, did you count the cost to carry your cross to follow Him? — Tangie T. Woods (Luke 14:25-33)