The Decision to make it PERSONAL
A PERSONAL DECISION TO ‘COUNT THE COST’
Are you prepared to count the cost to see people come to know Christ for the first time? What about to see a passion for Him be awakened in the hearts of believers? Are you prepared to give up your seat, park further away from church, stand in a queue and wait for the service to start? Will you grumble and leave or stay and celebrate?
It is one thing for us to say that we long to see an outpouring of the Spirit that leads to many coming to know Christ as their personal Saviour and to find their home in the church. It is another for us to pay a personal cost to our own comfort or routine to make room for others to encounter God.
Take a moment to do a little heart check, asking God to reveal areas where you may not yet be willing to pay a personal cost for others’ salvation. Allow Him to stretch you in this area.
WE WHO ARE STRONG OUGHT TO BEAR WITH THE FAILINGS OF THE WEAK AND NOT TO PLEASE OURSELVES. EACH OF US SHOULD PLEASE OUR NEIGHBOURS FOR THEIR GOOD, TO BUILD THEM UP.
Romans 15:1- 2 (NIV)
DO NOTHING OUT OF SELFISH AMBITION OR VAIN CONCEIT. RATHER, IN HUMILITY VALUE OTHERS ABOVE YOURSELVES, NOT LOOKING TO YOUR OWN INTERESTS BUT EACH OF YOU TO THE INTERESTS OF THE OTHERS.
Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)