Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Would You Do It?

Jeremiah labored for forty years and never saw any fruit from his work. He was a voice crying in the wilderness. No one heard him, no one believed him, and no one turned from their sin. But Jeremiah did what he did because the Lord called him to do it.

So here's the question we must all answer in our hearts and with our lives: If the Lord came to you and said, "You're going to preach for forty years, you're never going to see any fruit, you're never going to make any money for your family," would you do it? Would you still be faithful to the call of Jesus? Is Jesus enough for you? If you can't answer with a "yes", you need to quit the ministry and go sell insurance.

--Matt Carter (and Darrin Patrick), For the City: Proclaiming and Living Out the Gospel, p. 142

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