Pastor’s Desk (May 19, 2013)

Message from the Pastor

COUNTING THE COST
"Having Your Discipleship Tested"

Following Jesus is not an easy task. Constant battles between what self desires and what Christ requires rage in our spiritual life. The discipline of walking by faith and not by sight demands daily maintenance. We experience great moments of triumph through obedience, faith and trusting God. Our joy is sometimes eclipsed by deep and wide valleys of defeat, introduced to us through disobedience and/or doubting our Lord. Isn’t it a blessing to serve a God who, in the very middle of triumph and defeat, gives us His peace which passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7)? Each time we are tested in life, this profound question beckons to us desiring an answer "are you counting the cost"?" When you struggle with a commitment that you’ve made to God, are you counting the cost? Counting the cost involves living within the peace of God (not worrying about anything) Philippians 4:6 and operating above the past, present, and future circumstances. Counting the cost means gazing at God and glancing at the circumstances. Circumstances will come and go but the peace of God, which passes all understanding is available always through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Yours in Christ,
 
Pastor Robin D. Holland

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