Questions We Ask
By A. W. Tozer

I am convinced that anyone who brings up the question of consequences in the Christian life is only a mediocre and common Christian! I have known some who were interested in the deeper life but began asking questions: “What will it cost me—in terms of time, in money, in effort, in the matter of my friendships?” Others ask of the Lord when He calls them to move forward: “Will it be safe?” This question comes out of our constant bleating about security and our everlasting desire for safety above all else. A third question that we want Him to answer is: “Will it be convenient?” What must our Lord think of us if His work and His witness depend upon the security and the safety and the convenience of His people? No element of sacrifice, no bother, no disturbance—so we are not getting anywhere with God! We have stopped and pitched our tent halfway between the swamp and the peak. We are mediocre Christians!

Verse

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1

Thought

What must our Lord think of us if His work and His witness depend upon the security and the safety and the convenience of His people?

Prayer

Lord, I understand that there is no such thing as safe service, and I am very willing to follow You no matter the cost.

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grace2me8315
about 1 month

I needed this word at this time. I dont think I am scared of the cost, but I have a fear of the unknown. I dont always trust myself to make the right decisions and fear causing more damage than good or getting it wrong, a fear of failure. I have felt a tug for a while now to step out and do something completely different but fear that that means bailing on commitments I made years ago and unsure if that's wrong. I just dont want to get it wrong. But at the same time I know I cant sit on the fence forever, a decision is going to have to be made whether to sit tight where I am more comfortable or step out into the fear of the unknown and risk it all to pursue God in a different direction.