Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The cost

"Nondiscipleship costs abiding peace, a life penetrated throughout by love, faith that sees everything in the light of God's overriding governance for good, hopefulness that stands firm in the most discouraging of circumstances, power to do what is right and withstand the forces of evil. In short, it costs exactly that abundance of life Jesus said he came to bring (John 10:10)."

--Dallas Willard

This is from my devo time this morning. And I think he hits the nail on the head of exactly what I don't want in life. I have really struggled over the last month with consistency in my quiet times and quality. All I wanted to do was sleep! But the things I want most in life?? They are all of those things in that first sentance that nondiscipleship will cost me.

I didn't officially make a single resolution our goal this year. Have a healthy baby basically. Ha! But my one focus, my one goal is to truely be and act like a disciple of Christ. Not merely a person who claims his name, but someone who is passionate about nothing more than knowing her Lord and Savior! If I manage that, this kid will turn out just fine.

In my devo it gives you exercises to do to try an live out the lesson. One of them today was to memorize this sentance about the cost of nondiscipleship and allow yourself to yearn for peace, love, faith, hopefulness, power, and abundance of life. I could use all of those in my everyday life, how about you?

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone


  1. Yes!!! And thanks for posting. I haven't done so hot with quiet times and know I need to make myself get back on track. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one.

  2. wow--wonderful post and reminder for me! i'm slacking these days...