Daily Devotional

3 January

“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)

Have you ever been called to go out on a limb for God. You can bet it won’t be easy. Ask Jesus. He knows better than anyone the cost of hanging on a tree. We get caught up in wearing crosses like some good luck charm. That is not what is meant to bear a cross. It is closer to accepting that we are already dead. Dead to our desires. Dead to following the ways of this world. It is the unconditional surrender of ourselves to Christ. Have you given it all?

Prayer: Lord, you are my all, and all that I am and have is yours.


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