Tuesday, August 3, 2010

An Easy Road

Dr. David Livingstone went to Africa to become a missionary. The need was great. He wrote home to England asking for more workers.

The leaders wrote, “We would like to send more workers to you, but they want to know if there is a good road into your outpost.”

“If you are offering to send workers who will come only if the road is easy, I can’t use them,” answered Livingstone. “I need workers who are ready to pick up their crosses and follow Christ. The road to Calvary was far from easy.”

Jesus preached to the crowds that if they wanted to follow Him they must be willing to give up everything for Him. Jesus asked His disciples to leave their homes and to be content even if they had no place to lay their heads. We may be asked to give sacrificially of our time, or our money. Perhaps God is calling you to go on a mission trip that will stretch you financially. God may even be calling you to share Christ with someone that has hurt you. To take up our cross means we are willing to follow Christ anywhere He calls.

Prayer: Lord, I pray that I will not look for the easy road, but will embrace Your call on my life no matter how challenging it may be. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Mark 8:34-38

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