In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus said, “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake, will find it.” Matthew 10:39
Jesus talked about the “narrow road” that leads to life and the “broad road” that leads to destruction.
Martin Luther once said that “the sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent, that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands.”
A real part of life on the narrow road involves “losing our life,” surrendering our agendas, our plans and our self-interests. Struggling against our natural tendency to “take matters into our own hands,” attempting to “find life” outside of Christ.
A heart on the narrow road is a heart after God’s own Heart. It desires to draw closer to God and reveal His character to others, versus seeing God primarily as someone who can solve our problems and make our lives more comfortable.
A heart on the narrow road “counts the cost” of following Christ. It is willing to surrender to the Spirit’s work of heart transformation, a process that can be painful since it involves giving up control, relinquishing the things we cling to for life, and dying to self.
Through ministry offerings, we want to encourage and spiritually direct others who want to know God above all else, and be radically changed by the experience. Our desire is to walk with fellow strugglers on the narrow road that leads to life, as we learn to live our lives anchored in Him, and as we grow together to trust the love and grace of Christ.