Anything Worth Having...
by Randy Chambers, 2009-01-15
Luke 14:26-27, NIV: If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters–yes, even his own life–he cannot be my disciple. And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
“Anything worth having,” as they say, “is worth working for.” To walk with Jesus is not a stroll through the park. It is at times wondrous,
but at times quite difficult. Regardless of which, it is a walk that can always be full of joy—deep joy—lasting joy. To grow in your relationship with Christ, you must be ready to roll up your sleeves and put your hand to the plow. Jesus said, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God” (Lk. 9:62). Daily time with Christ, sitting at His feet, is required. You must be disciplined to sink yourself into His Word, to worship, and to pray—and to do so for an adequate amount of time.