And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. Matthew 19:29 New King James Version Wealth comes at a cost.
Are you prepared to pay the cost for Heavens treasures? Joseph- Anthony: Green
Following Christ always comes at a cost. Many times it means being rejected by your family.
That hurts, believe me I know.
Many times following Christ will mean sacrificing your house to travel abroad or to another city to serve in difficult circumstances.
I know, I sacrificed leaving the comfort of country to travel to a country where I did not know the language and lived under very difficult primitive circumstances.
Now this is why I strongly do not believe in short term missions and here are the reasons why:
When I was teaching in China it took me six months before some students were interested in developing a relationship with Christ. Believe me they had many questions
If you are there only for a month or two even if they are interested who is going to teach them after you are gone?
Who is going to lay the foundation?
Two: If you go to a third world county and build some homes for poor people : the people do not know how to take care of them and in a year the house looks like a shanty shack, two the neighbours will become jealous which causes fights
Three many times they just want money or to improve their English skills. If you have an interpreter they tell the people what the government want to hear and not what you are telling them, you need to know the language and customs.
But your reward in return will be a crown presented to you by Christ in Heaven.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Adonai (God is sovereign) for the promised blessing of receiving a rich reward fro Your precious son upon my arrival in Heaven because of my sacrifice to You. I also thank you my love because in these trying circumstances it has brought me closer to You. I praise You in the name of He who left His father in His home to come to serve us Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day