Daily Take Up the Cross
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’ve noticed in the Bible the word daily, that God provides daily for our needs and daily we must walk with Him. Even the Manna was given daily except for the Sabbath were a double portion was provided the day before. Each day is new even though we pit each day into a routine. We are to be alert and look for ways to serve God each day and take out blinders off. God will provide the way and supply what we need if we walk with Him every day.
Application: I need to get out of my routine and open my eyes each day to what the Lord has in store for me. If God allows me to do something in His name, I don’t take the next day off but look for new opportunities to serve Him. God has in store for me new blessings each day, but I must go get them and I don’t want to miss any more.
Prayer: My Lord I’m writing this at the beginning of a new day you have blessed me with. May I not waste it. Help keep my eyes open to what you have in store for me and may I not rest until I see your presence in my life.