Taking Up Your Cross

Luke 9:23

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. (Luke 9:23 NIV)

The Bible says we must take up our cross in order to follow Jesus.

What is a cross?  Is it some problem we have, a minor annoyance?

Somehow I think when we see our ‘problems’ as a cross to bear, this cheapens the cross that Christ bore.

Christ asked for the task of the cross to be taken from Him but ONLY if it was God’s will.

Maybe bearing our cross means to deny what we want and do what God wants, no matter what the outcome.

–Elaine Kapetanakis

Written by Diane Levy


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