So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own. Luke 14:33 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
There is no half way with Jesus Christ. You are either all the way in or stay home.
Yes you are expected to give up everything for Christ. Your complete body and soul belong to Him and are obedient unto Him.
Do not be surprised when ( not if ) He commands ( He is our King, we are His servants. The servant does not tell the king what to do. The King tells the servant what to do ) you to give up everything and go someplace you do not want to go.
He did that with me.
I did not want to go tree planting or go to China to teach.
When you are obedient unto Him, do not be surprised when you suffer.
Do not be surprised when that suffering is one of the greatest gifts Jesus can give you.
You see, your suffering brings you ever closer to Jesus and nothing is worth more than this. Boy did I ever suffer and boy are we ever close. I still thank Him for it to this day.
As well, when you are obedient unto Him do not be surprised that you will reap a huge harvest in bringing others into Christs Kingdom.
Prayer: I surrender everything to You oh gracious Jesus Christ Eli Maelekhi (Psalms 68:24 GOD My King ) because deep down I know everything already belongs to You anyways. I thank you that Your rewards to in the Heavenly home You have prepared for Your faithful servant far outweigh anything this earthly life can offer.
In Your wonderful name I pray. Amen
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