Sunday, February 21, 2010

Christian Life


Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

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.

--- Jesus


Jesus did not say, follow me when your life is calm and in order and all the knots have been sorted out.

I wish I have more to say but this says it all.

5 comments:

Steve said...

It's pretty tough to want to follow someone to a cross.

But by His grace, and His strength...we will.

Most of the time, I do not want to.

But...that is where I'm headed.

L P said...

This is where Jesus is so different.

Who would like to follow someone who tells you to deny yourself. I will gladly follow one who promises me riches, wealth and fame. Not suffering.

But Jesus did that for me, he carried his cross and went before me. Jesus' leadership style is upside down anti-cultural.

LPC

J. K. Jones said...

Amen, LP.

Steve Newell said...

WHAT! I was excepting my best life now! I was excepting that God would give me what I want! I'm looking for MY purpose!

This cross thing isn't what I signed up for!

L P said...

Steve/JK,

No one in his right mind signs up for this one. May God give us the faith to follow. If we ever continue, it will have to be by God's help. Look at that guy whop said he will follow Jesus, crunched happened and he denied him.

LPC