Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow me.
One of the greatest acts of self-denial is being a part of a church. A church lives authentically by communicating intentionally, carrying burdens collectively, and cultivating character honestly. A commitment to Christ means you have given up self-identity to become totally identified with Jesus. Following Christ does not mean convenient living conditions, but it does mean permanent life. Once you take up the cross, plan on a consistent battle. “The desires of the flesh are against the Spirit…for these are opposed to each other” (Gal. 5:17).
Pray to be ready for the schemes of the enemy.
Live Forever Free,