whoever will be my disciple must
take up his cross
and follow me.
if you take up your cross, there is no doubt to you that you will die.
you are taking up your method of martyrdom.
a cross takes all your strength to carry –
you cannot hold anything else
when you’re carrying a cross.
it takes your whole life.
it’s a life of dying.
for HIS life.
is it worth it?
it is worth it.
He is worth it.
there is freedom, joy & LIFE found in denying yourself and taking up your cross.
because that is when you can truly follow.
every moment there’s a choice.
are you in?
Today last year, one of my dearest friends, Michelle, gave her life to God. I don’t know if I’ve ever been more glad or elated when I heard those words, “I decided to follow Christ” come out of her mouth. Michelle, this is for you. I am blessed, inspired, and convicted by the way you gave & give yourself fully to Christ. Keep pursuing Him with everything you have. . .more this year than last year, and more next year than this year. I love you.