What will it cost you to become Christ’s disciple?
Well, the word disciple means “one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another: such as [a] Christianity”. However, being a disciple doesn’t just mean spreading the good news of God’s Word, but also knowing that by choosing to follow Christ; there will be trials that you will face and you will be ridiculed because of your belief in Christ. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus has repeatedly mentioned and discussed the costs that come with being His disciple. In Luke 14:33, Jesus talks about what happens if we don’t give up all we have to be His disciple.
“33. So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple”
Well, in my blog post, Will You Walk By Faith? I talked about how we should put our faith in God and believe that He will do what He said He would do, but also realize that not everything is going to turn out the way we want it too. Now, let’s get to the core the matter; what kind of faith do you have to move your mountains? In Matthew 17:20, it tells us what type of faith we, as Christians and people should have.
“20 Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. 21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”