Jesus looked at them and said, “It’s impossible for people [to save themselves], but it’s not impossible for God to save them. Everything is possible for God.” Then Peter spoke up, “We’ve given up everything to follow you.”
Jesus said, “I can guarantee this truth: Anyone who gave up his home, brothers, sisters, mother, father, children, or fields because of me and the Good News will certainly receive a hundred times as much here in this life.
They will certainly receive homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields, along with persecutions. But in the world to come they will receive eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.” (Mark 10:27-31 GW)
It cost the first followers of Jesus everything to follow Him. What has it cost you?
If it hasn't cost you much, are you really following Jesus, or just an ideal of Him?
True discipleship—following Jesus—requires giving Him all of our life. He is the true Life-giver, but there is a cost. ©Word-Strong_2014