THREE Ds OF DISCIPLESHIP (v 23)
Let him deny himself…
Just like Jesus – not my will but thine. We no longer live for our own pleasures or desires. Our lives are not our own and we offer it all to be used for His glory.
Take up his cross…
Crosses are not comfortable. Your cross may look different from mine but they all involve pain and struggle and death of some sort even if only of self. I’ve said it before. The only reason someone else’s cross looks lighter is because someone else is carrying it.
- Daily Choices
Take up his cross daily…
Every morning – we have to choose. Cling to comfort and follow the world or carry our cross and follow Jesus. We make the choice daily. The beauty of a daily choice is – if we made the wrong choice yesterday – we get the chance to choose again today. Let’s choose well.
Live like you’re loved.