You have to be aware of its effects on others who know you. They will not find it easy relating to you now you are living with the Lord Jesus and his Father and putting them first in your life. The Holy Spirit will be a BIG problem to them.
The cost of being a disciple
Luke 14:25 Large crowds were travelling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 ‘If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters – yes, even their own life – such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.’
This is an excerpt from my Testimony
God Knows the Future
The Ken Newton from Australia was to be a blessing to me for a second time with an unexpected message. In the years since, I have seen how marvellously God has worked through him!
His help this time came during a lesson when he called me and my wife out to the front and gave us a message that is hard to believe: God had given him a picture of my wife and I bound together with elastic bands. These were because we would become separated, but the bands would stretch and not allow us to be parted. Then the bands would bring us back together again. I was to give God first claim on my time – to be obedient – to allow Jesus complete ownership of me – to widen my vision of ourselves, which was too narrow – I was to use my Gifts – Then God would raise us up nearer to Him. He placed his hand on my shoulder and I fell to the floor.
As I made my way back to my seat, I was staggering as if drunk.
Here is a new video I produced yesterday. It was unscripted and I just shared my thoughts about how my relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ causes people problems and how I have to help them to understand – that is if I can. You will have to do the same if you are truly a Disciple of the Lord Jesus.