Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Walk This Way

Luke 9:23
If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

It’s a New Year and New You! This year, more than ever, you are determined to be all that God called you to be. For some of us, this path to righteousness is a new path and it is unfamiliar, but don’t let unfamiliarity and resistance stop you from going forward. This is the way you should go.

Jesus gave specific instruction for his disciples on how they were to come after him or to model his life. If we are going to be Disciples of Christ we must do the following 3 things:
  1. Deny Yourself. Delayed gratification and Self-Discipline are necessary if you want to reach a new level in your walk with Jesus. Everything that is lawful for you to do is not beneficial for you to do. During this 21 day fast we are learning the discipline of saying “no” to things we could have but choose not to for the sake of spiritual enlightenment. Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin, each victory will help you, some other to win.
  2. Take up your cross daily. Your cross is your particular burden of responsibility that gives God Glory in sacrifice for others. Your cross is your cause. Everyone has a cause that they are called to and everyday you must choose to pick it up.
  3. Follow Jesus. Following Jesus is active not passive. Following people on Twitter is passive. You don’t have to do what they say, go where they go, or even respond. When you follow Jesus you actively engage with what he says, thinks, and does. You are an active participant when you follow Jesus. #FF Jesus!
Dear God,

Thank you for teaching me how to walk this way. I am determined to follow you closer this year and truly be your Disciple.

In Jesus Name,


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