Take Up Your Cross

Jesus, in the Gospel of Mark 8:34-38 (Emphasis mine) :

"If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."

This verse is speaking to me loud and clear. Along with a lot of other goals one of my focuses is to pursue things of lasting value this year.

Whilst that’s the broad concept it covers many areas of my life. Indeed there are many areas in which I have to learn to deny myself and follow Christ.

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