Monday, June 18, 2007

pain of the journey

"I see so many weak, sissy Christians who put their faith in Christ years ago, but haven't grown a bit," says Brad Bell.

"They can't figure out why they aren't happy all the time like they expected. The problem is that they signed on to a pleasant destination, not a challenging journey."

"We need to talk much more about the journey, and we need to be crystal clear about Christ's call to count the costs. Jesus calls us to suffering as much as to delight."