There is one thing that separates how children think and how a mature adult perceives life, and one of the best examples of this is something my then five-year old daughter once said in a special moment.
One day I looked in my wallet, mumbled that I was out of cash to which she gleefully replied, “Daddy! Just go to the bank and Get Some MORE! As humorous as this innocent declaration of want was, it demonstrates that when you are a child, you never realize the true expense of things, whereas a mature adult will always ask the question:
How Much Will This Cost???
You see, in this life anything of great value always has a PRICE, and the more valuable it is, the more effort and a higher cost is required to obtain it. While this is certainly true with earthly possessions, it is even more true when seeking heavenly possessions.
Jesus spoke of these things in Luke 17:22 when He said, “Whoever seeks to preserve his life Will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it.” and in Matthew 16:26 he also said “And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” In both of these statements, the issue of 'worth' comes in and the question again is, “How much is this going to cost YOU in order to obtain it?,” and the answer is simple -- but hard.
Jesus is saying is that if you really want to invest in eternity, it is more that bowing your head and saying a simple prayer. It requires the discipline to operate as a spiritual adult in an entirely different way by 'Taking Up Your Cross and Following Christ.' This cost, while high is worth it because the end result is LIFE EVERLASTING.
What will be your decision today about how you will spend your time, capitol and position? Christ is worth the cost!
How much will that cost you?
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