Denying self,taking up cross, and following Jesus.
Denying self, taking up cross and following Jesus.
Let us take a simple look at these three steps. Denying self or giving up your wants is probably the hardest . After 40 years of reading the Bible, these phrase still gives me problem and the reason could be I am thinking of doing it myself.
John the Baptist said he must decrease and Jesus must increase.
Paul had to give up his status as one of the leading Pharisee of his time to follow Jesus.
How are we to do this today ? Perhaps the secret is to make ourselves invisible and Jesus visible. For us to deny ourselves credit and give glory to others and Jesus. But often , we hear what about me?
Let us look again, I believe the more we can follow or lift Jesus up, the free-er we become. How would you do it ? By God's grace and mercy I believe is the answer.