One of the main highlights of our Tour in Germany this past summer, was doing a Wear The Crown concert for close to 8,500 young people in Aidlingen, Germany near Stuttgart. The concert starts with a butterfly, signifying a new-born believer opening her wings and trying out her new-found faith, only to be sorely tempted by Materialism and Narcissism, and then re-focused to draw near to the Cross of Christ.
As my team and I have brought this message all over the world, many times I actually sense the enemy saying to me, "Bill, you are getting WAY to radical here. Lighten up!" Such a challenge to put before folks: Is What You're Living For Worth Dying For? But the the voice of the martyrs cries out to us - louder - more compelling - not to guilt us as we look upon the death and torture, but rather, to challenge us to step up to the same bar, and make the same investment and commitment.
I am totally convinced that a person will never know why they are alive, unless the purpose for their life is wrapped up in God's purposes for the world. One of my favorite sayings, (and something I must always keep telling myself) is, He has no fear who has nothing to lose. I also firmly believe that I'll never really start understanding, until I start obeying. Shall we "die" together my friends?