Salvation through Jesus Christ is free to all but the cost is high. I was reminded about that this past week as I read the story of a woman who has paid a high price for her devotion to the Lord. I’m sure that most of you have read or heard about the Muslim prayer service that took place on November 14th at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. What you may or may not have heard about is the account of the woman who got in undetected and “disrupted” the service.
This woman is Christine Weick who is from Michigan but lives out of her car and goes from place to place as the Lord leads her. According to the article she’s lost her family for taking a righteous stand on ungodly issues. Her husband divorced her due to spiritual conflict and the rest of her family has dis owned her. Her own children have even turned their backs on her. She describes her great loss as God yanking every “anchor” out of her life; all the things that would give her a normal life. She didn’t let all that hold her back from what God was calling upon her to do. She was sent to that Muslim prayer meeting to deliver a message. With boldness she proclaimed, “Jesus Christ died on that cross. He is the reason we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.” She thought for sure that she would be arrested and thrown in jail over this, but it didn’t stop her.
What she did was an act of obedience to God. This woman is living normal Christianity. Luke 14:26-27 (KJV) says, “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.” When I read her story, I immediately thought of this passage of scripture.
We have to get to the point where we are willing to lose it all for Him. That may look different for each of us. I know that at times we may say that we are willing with our mouths but do we really understand what we are saying. Are we willing to lay down and forsake the things and people that we hold most dear? I remember not too long ago during prayer that the Lord asked me a question. He asked “how far are you willing to go?”
Time is short and there is Kingdom work to be done. Many of us pay Him lip service by saying Lord use me. Unfortunately, many of us are too busy with our careers, families, the cares of life, etc. and use this as an excuse. Believe me, I haven’t arrived yet and the thought of losing those things takes me out of my comfort zone. Are we ready for God to yank the anchors and upset the normalcy in our lives? When He begins to take things away, don’t be discouraged or think that it is because of sin. None of the things in this woman’s life that got taken away was a sin (marriage, children, and relationship with family). Just know that He has a plan for your life beyond anything that you could have ever imagined.
Here is the link to the story reported by WND
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