Separate, that's a pretty wonderful word16 Jan 2016
As I wrote in the last post, the call to be ‘seperated’ for the gospel is pretty harsh. Running towards harvest fields full of unreached people often involves losing a lot.
But there’s a whole other side to this: Along with this painful cutting off and devastating loss we have increbible promises of blessing and provision.
Being called out, and eseperated to live for the gospel means losing a lot.
It also means gaining a whole lot more.
“I tell you the truth … no one who has left brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields–and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.” (Mark 10:29-30)
We need to believe these words just as much as we believe that Jesus died for our sins, and just as much as we believe that he rose again from the dead. We need to stake our lives and futures on these precious promises.