Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me”. Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23
Three of the four Gospels has this verse. Would you consider this to be an important statement in being a disciple of Christ? To come after Jesus means to follow Him to your journeys end – heaven. When was the last time you denied yourself for the sake of the kingdom of God? Jesus denied Himself for the sake of the kingdom of God. He took up the cross to His journeys end, Golgotha. Luke’s account says to take up your cross “daily”. Walking your destiny with Christ is a daily thing. We are not perfect but Jesus is and so we need Him daily to help us carry our cross and follow Him. Let this scripture be an encouragement to seek Jesus daily in prayer and Bible study.
Continually seeking Him,