Scripture: Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
Observation: I have such a hard time denying myself because I’m so selfish. I want what I want without thinking of what God wants. What’s funny is what God wants of me is so more enjoyable and rewarding. When ever I do God’s will I’m fulfilling my purpose and draw nearer to God.
Application: I need to stop thinking of myself and just be focused on God’s desire for my life. He makes it clear what he desires and only through my stubbornness do I deny doing it. It is time I deny myself and take up my cross to follow my Lord and Savior until it is time to come home.
Prayer: Dear Lord give me the strength to take up my cross and walk with you. I’m nothing, only your servant, take this selfish man away and turn me into an obedient servant to glorify you.