"Take up his cross and follow ME." Yes, JESUS, "I'll take up my cross and follow YOU"; everyone will see, that I will suffer for YOU. That's right LORD, no matter the pain or ridicule, I will follow YOU. I will teach your GOSPEL, I will feed the hungry, sing YOUR praises and I will proclaim YOUR WORD with every breath I take! Mr. and Mrs. Christian; read the whole verse: Matthew 16:24, "...If anyone would come after ME, let him DENY HIMSELF and take up his cross and follow ME." Yes, we are sooo ready to take on the pain of the Cross, but we are not ready to give up the pleasure of "SELF". We don't deny our "righteous" and sinful self, worldly grandeur, and yes, those "private" thoughts. You know the ones, "they are so wrong, and I will glorify the LORD by telling them so". Or, "I am so glad I am not like them" (when you ARE, just by thinking you're not). I was once told, "you have to change yourself to be better"; NO, only GOD can change me as I trust HIM; but I can change the way I think about things and people. I am changing from the "inside out". I think GOD is smiling; BECAUSE I FINALLY GOT IT!
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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