FootprintsThere have been different seasons in my life where I would commit scripture to memory.  But there is only one time in my life that I actually committed something other than scripture to memory.  The sole time I memorized something that was not in the Bible came from Dallas Willard and it is a warning about nondiscipleship.  He succinctly reminds us that while there is cost to discipleship (thank you Dietrich Bonhoeffer) there is also a cost to nondiscipleship. 

Read it slow.  Read it at least three times.  Let it sink in.

“Nondiscipleship costs abiding peace, a life penetrated throughout by love, faith that sees everything in the light of God’s overriding governance for good, hopefulness that stands firm in the most discouraging of circumstances, power to do what is right and withstand the forces of evil. In short, it costs exactly that abundance of life that Jesus said He came to bring.”


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