Forsake Everything for Christ Jesus (An Arabic Missionary Speaks)

"Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me." Mark 10:21 NKJV

I watched this video this morning, and it cut to my soul.  It dawned on me that I have been building idols to myself. Have you? It was said once not very long ago that America is the hardest place to live and be a Christian.  Not because of persecution, but rather the grip the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. There is a power that it has on a person. Let's pray for God to deliver us from this temptation and raise up some David Brainerds, Hudson Taylors, and Jim Elliotts.  The missionary in this video speaks great words of wisdom.  Of course, if we aren't willing to sell out for Jesus here in the land of plenty, what makes us think that we will sell out if we go to the Middle East?  May God grant His children grace and faith.