“Jesus Carried His Cross”

Happy Jesus Day:
Are you able to carry your cross? First, we will have to lay our “ego strength” aside. Taking up our cross means picking up those weaknesses we often try to avoid in life. Taking up our cross means carrying around those places where we are vulnerable and maybe even exposed to embarrassment and shame. The implication is that even if obedience is painful and humiliating, we should be willing to endure it for Christ. We all know, “Take up your cross and follow Me” Jesus was giving us a word picture of the concept of ” death in self,” which originates in another saying of Jesus, “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?”(Luke 9:24-25). The idea is that nothing in this life is worth keeping if it means losing eternal life, not a job, not our family, a group of friends, or even our very identity. The call is tough, but the eternal reward is worth the temporary pain. We can never pay the unpayable debt of what Jesus did for us.
CIRCA 1998

12 thoughts on ““Jesus Carried His Cross”

  1. Lord I know the pain is temporary but please help me to endure. Thank You Jesus for Your sacrifice on the cross to save me. I’m so grateful for Your love for me! Glory to God!

  2. Lord, help me to be able to pick up my cross and carry it for you only Lord, I know that I can carry it if you help me to endure all obstacles, Hallelujah. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

  3. For God gave his only begotten Son for mankind. I thank God I chose to confess with my mouth and believe in my heart that Jesus is Lord. He is the Son of our true and living God.

    “Must Jesus bare the cross alone and all the world go free? No there is a cross for everyone and there’s a cross for ME.” I can’t live this life without my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ πŸ™ Hallelujah!!!!
    I give Him the highest praise πŸ‘ πŸ™Œ πŸ™

  4. WHEEEEEEE.. WEEEEEE!! OUCH!! Thank you Lord for your continued wisdom, knowledge ,and understanding that you provide dailyπŸ™πŸ». Please forgive me Lord during those times where I may have had a thought or was not obedience when you asked me to do your will. I don’t want to ever think that it’s an option for me to not be obedient to you and the Holy Spirit. Someone’s life may be at stake. If I don’t follow through with your leadship and guidance…it may be the difference between a person’s salvation/no salvation. I don’t want to ever be in position/where my disobedience, pride, ego ,and embarassment may have caused them to stumble and fall.

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