Being a true follower of Jesus is anything but it easy and it certainly isn’t safe.
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. (Galatians 2:20; NASB).
This is the point that I want you to understand: When we stay in the sanctuary we miss out on the best that God wants for us.
John 15:9-13 (NASB)“Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
We don’t equate pain and joy.
We don’t equate serving with love.
Jesus promised us a full life, but He did not promise a life that was comfortable and safe.