Acts 19:2-4 “He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.“ It’s interesting today to see how many Christians focus on salvation. They can bring you to a particular decision they have made or a moment of commitment that they wanted to reset their priorities to the Lord. It’s interesting too that no where in the Bible is a decision to follow Christ a party. The importance of making a decision is a daily task. Picking up a cross daily to follow the Lord. Now ask a Christian if he’s being sanctified and you may get some looks. Ask them if they are being purified by the Holy Spirit daily and you may get the same response Paul has listed in the book of Acts. The Christian life is not about trying but dying. It’s not how big your cross is but that you die on it. If you were to ask any of the disciples what their decision to follow Jesus cost them you can be sure that they would answer “everything”. If your tired of trying. If your frustrated over a religious routine you do each week. If your sick of scandal after scandal. If your placing your hope in your church for salvation. Stop and ask yourself. What does it cost me to die? Your life. Give it to the Lord and live. Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.