Vintage message from June 15, 1997.
You’re going to have hardship. There will be times in your life when you’re gonna want to give up. There are going to be times in your life when the Lord is going to speak to your heart specifically to make a stand for Him. And your friends aren’t going to be around you to make the stand with you, and your friends around you might even be telling you, “Don’t do it!” But understand, each one of us has to come to the place of saying, “I am committed to the Lord Jesus, committed even to the point of death. Jesus means everything to me. I’m willing to die for Him.” But you know what? Dying for Jesus almost is the easier part. It’s much harder to live for Him. It’s much harder to get up each day and say, “I am determined today to walk with and speak for and do what the Holy Spirit asks me to do.” Each of us are vessels. Each of us are people that the Lord has chosen to represent Him. We need to be about representing the Lord Jesus. We need to be about sharing the gospel, making disciples of all nations, and listening to what the Holy Spirit has specifically for me to do.