The amazing this is, that radical message tugs at the heartstrings of so many youth and young adults in our postmodern society. I was just talking to some teenagers at my church who struggle with believing God is real – usually because of a lack of tangible involvement of Him in their lives. Radical is refreshing and inspiring to the apathetic and carnal heart.
We in America have it too easy – we can’t understand God’s power until we have to depend on Him radically. We cannot achieve God’s best for our life until we’ve made this decision to throw caution to the wind and follow our heart.
When he first talked to them, each of the twelve disciples felt a deep stirring in their hearts. They knew that they were at a crossroads. They could either continue to follow the conventional path they were on, or they could leave family and friends behind, recklessly abandoning all in order to follow Jesus.