Consider the Cost

Consider the Cost
by Wisdom Hunters 7/14/2016
As they were walking along the road, a man said to Jesus, “I will follow You wherever You go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” – Luke 9:57-58
As Christians, we often talk about “following Jesus,” and for good reason! This is one of the most basic and central aspects of the Christian journey, and it is impossible to be a Christian without following Christ. That said, we must constantly be reassessing our lives and asking ourselves the hard question: are we following Jesus as He has revealed Himself in the Scriptures, or are we following a version of Jesus in which we remake Him in our own image?
If we aren’t careful, discipleship can become something that we define, that we fit into our lives in the way we want it to fit (or not fit!), and we ultimately define what it is and what it isn’t. In short, instead of following Jesus wherever he may lead, we find ourselves asking Him to tag along on our journey!
Genuine followers of Jesus must always consider the cost of true discipleship. We must be willing to have our own views of discipleship reframed in light of the life and witness of Jesus. We learn how to follow Jesus when we set our eyes fully on Him and let our lives be drawn to Him and reordered around His life.
Prayer: Father, fill us with Your Spirit and give us the courage we need to be genuine, wholehearted disciples of Jesus.