Sunday, July 27, 2014

Being a Disciple

 Sometimes when we think about life as a christian and possibly often when we tell others about it we only think of the many, many benefits. And those benefits are true and cannot be denied but when we think about being a christian that is not all there is to it. These verses explain a little more.....

   "Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" Matthew 16:24-26

 When we choose to follow Jesus we have chosen to give up our own desires, or own plans and choose to seek His will instead. This is not easy. It takes work every day to say "no" to me and "yes" to Jesus. It is something I am still very much working on. But it is worth it!!!!

 Have you chosen to become a disciple of Jesus? It may not be easy but the rewards are not only now but also into eternity!


Amy and Mark said...

This is EXACTLY what I needed to read today.

Our family has just made a decision, after much prayer, that is not something we thought of but that the Lord laid upon our hearts. I was feeling nervous about this but then your words reminded me that my life, our family's life, is not mine/ours it is His.

Thank you for your words today.

Abbi said...

Amy, That is so neat to hear to something that was speaking to me spoke to you also! Thanks for sharing!


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