During this Lenten season, I encourage you to really grasp (as much as you can) with the Holy Spirit's wisdom, what it costs to really follow Christ. What did it cost Christ to give us freedom? What did it cost the disciples to follow him? Why would it be any different for us? Oh how we have missed the message of Christ in America!! We think we are blessed...but how deceived we are! We would be much more "blessed" if we chose to take up our cross and follow Him. What is He speaking to your heart? What will it take to get you to take heed, to trust Him, and to obey? Only in losing your life, will you find it.