Following Jesus Christ is a dangerous act! It is dangerous because you may find yourself digging with a shovel, or reading the Bible, or changing your job, or praying as you have never prayed before. It is indeed dangerous, for if one becomes committed to this way, all life will be different and every sphere of one's existence will be involved in the change.
~Elizabeth O'Connor, A Call to Commitment

There is a good reason that so many stories, both in the Bible and in the history of Christianity, involved people who undergo a radical transformation when they encounter God. Abram and Sarai, Moses, nearly all of the prophets, the disciples, Zaccheus, Mary Magdalene, the apostle Paul, the Ethiopian eunuch. For many of us, the transformation isn't instantaneous, but the life God calls us to is nevertheless dangerous precisely because God wants us to live what is already true: as if all of our life and all of our being belong to God. Imagine how living this way could change us. 

How will the fact that you belong to God change your life today?

~Amy Starr Redwine

Jesus called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, 
"If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves 
and take up their cross and follow me." 
(Mark 8:34)

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