Say goodbye to comfort and security
Luke 9:57-58 NKJV is about saying Farewell to Comfort & Security and the Cost of Following Jesus,
57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.”
58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
When we think of God having a plan and purpose for our lives we can easily think that somehow His plan for us fits nice and neatly in the “Great Australian Dream”. Maybe God’s plan for you does include a four bedroom, two bath house in the suburbs, two cars, a nice income, and a couple of kids. BUT maybe, just maybe it doesn’t.
-What if following Jesus meant you had to let go of your dreams and your plans or the comfort and the security you’ve worked so hard to attain?
-What if following Jesus and living out His mission meant you wouldn’t have a home or even a bed to call your own? Would you still say “yes” to following Him?
This man in the passage who wants to follow Jesus has heard His teaching and witnessed His miracles. He believes Jesus is the Messiah and wants to join His mission. But is he willing to give up his comfort and security to go where Jesus goes and do what Jesus does? As a believer in Jesus, our comfort and security should come only from Him. He tells us that his yoke is easy and his burden light (Matthew 11:28-30). Following Jesus is not following the Australian dream. It is taking up your cross daily as he has demonstrated for us (Luke 9:23).
Where do you find comfort and security? Would you give it up to follow Jesus and join His mission?
I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word. When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer. There’s nothing that’s too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!
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