Surrounded by heartfelt singing: "Oh how He loves us..." I found myself FUMING! Try as I might, I COULD NOT SING THOSE WORDS!!! I shrank into a puddle on the floor and silently cried out to the Lord:
He would NOT challenge me to such extreme obedience UNLESS THERE WAS A GOOD REASON!
Rita's words that morning pierced my soul with their truth:
"There is slaughter involved in worship!"
and take up his cross, and follow Me."