"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
The Burger King Gospel
Jesus is not someone that you can bring along after you make your plans. Jesus is not obligated to give us everything we want just because we name it and claim it. We can’t manipulate Him with selfish giving. God knows best and He is not in the business of blessing our mess. He wants what is right for us at the right time and in the center of the right season.
I am tired of these preachers and want-to-be-preachers that are giving us highly eloquent and homiletically perfect sermons that are filled with doctrines of demons. Beloved, the Gospel is free, but it will cost us everything; that is the truth. The Gospel is not about you having it your way, but about you and I getting out of the way. Beloved, at the end, that is the best way. The Bible tells us in Luke 9:23-24,
23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. (NKJV)