Committed to Christ

How committed are you to Christ? Jesus wants your total surrender. He has called us to take up our Cross and follow Him, meaning to die out to self and live by His power.
The story is told of the military legend Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia (336-323) and conqueror of Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt, Babylonia, and Persia, almost all of the known world.
One day on the warpath, Alexander and small company of soldiers approached a strongly fortified, walled city. Alexander raised his voice and demanded to see the king. When the king arrived, Alexander ordered him to surrender the city and everyone inside.
The king laughed, “Why should I surrender to you? You can’t do us any harm!”
But Alexander offered to give the king a demonstration. He ordered his men to line up single file and start marching. He marched them straight toward a cliff. The townspeople gathered on the wall and watched in shocked silence as, one by one, his soldiers marched without hesitation right off the cliff to their deaths!
After 10 soldiers died, Alexander ordered the rest of the men to return to his side. The townspeople and the king immediately surrendered to Alexander the Great. They realized that if a few men were actually willing to die at the command of this leader, then nothing could stop his eventual victory.
What if the world saw the church as people willing to die for the Gospel, willing to die that Jesus would be glorified, willing to die for the cause of Christ? I think more people in the world would be willing to live for Jesus if were willing to die for Him.
Rev. Wayne Marcus