Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Next Step

I have been greatly influenced by John Wimber (Founder of The Vineyard movement). I admire his commitment to "do the stuff" that Jesus did and his pursuit of a life characterized by faith (spelled R-I-S-K). This quote has been a catalyst for some of the most important decisions I have made:
“The economy of the Kingdom of God is quite simple. Every new step in the Kingdom costs us everything we have gained to date. Every time we cross a new threshold, it costs us everything we now have. Every new step may cost us all the reputation and security we have accumulated up to that point. It costs us our life. A disciple is always ready to take the next step. If there is anything that characterizes Christian maturity, it is the willingness to become a beginner again for Jesus Christ. It is the willingness to put our hand in His and say, ‘I’m scared to death, but I’ll go with you. You’re the Pearl of great price.’”