And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. (Luke 9:23, ESV)
Jesus knew the cost of following Him. It would cost everything. As a Soldier gives up certain rights he had as a civilian, so the Christian sacrifices many pleasures. But in return for their service come the reward of faithfulness, loyalty and honor. Remember whose Army you ultimately belong to: God’s Army.
Prayer: Lord, your will be done on Earth (in me) as it is in Heaven.