Word at Work May 4, 2012
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Word at Work May 5, 2012

Scripture: Matthew 10:16-22

One of the saddest things that is emerging today is something I call sanitized Christianity. Sanitized Christianity has the Cross removed, has the cost removed and consequently we have people with unrealistic expectations for what it means to serve the Lord. They are not willing to pay the price because they have not been told what the price is. If we want to possess the power of God that goes with our call, then we must walk out the price of the baptism and the cup. Joseph had to grow to understand it and Jesus declared it to the Twelve. It is just as valid today and it is time that we recognized this process has a graduation. When graduation day comes, we will be invited into the fullness of the power that goes with our gifting and calling. It is because of the joy that is set before Jesus that He walked it out and it is the same for us. The joy of fullness of knowing that we are coming to that point is what makes it all worthwhile. Are we embracing that joy in order to walk in this School of the Spirit until its conclusion? I trust we are.