Luke 9:23 (NKJV)
23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
Jesus denied Himself when He took up the cross, and He expects us to do the same. He had prayed in the garden that the Father remove the cup of sacrifice, His humanity crying out for any other way. Sadly, we know that there was no other way, and Jesus died so that we can have an eternity with God.
Perhaps you have found yourself in a painful situation where you have had to transcend your feelings or physical pain to be there for others. I know I have. I had to deny my migraine-tormented self and focus on a single brother in Christ crying out for help with opposite sex issues. Perhaps you are a parent and have transcended…
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