He Never Said It Would Be Easy!
“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23, NKJV
To seriously follow Christ is not easy. It’s not difficult to pray the prayer of salvation and be baptized but it’s something totally different to follow Christ on a daily basis. That’s not too easy. In fact, that can be the challenge of our life.
In our scripture for the day, Jesus said one must deny himself and follow Him on a daily basis and not just occasionally. Spiritual growth will always involve some spiritual warfare.
Satan will oppose us any time we try to grow spiritually. He will be sure our spiritual growth is as difficult as he can make it.
One verse that we can always count on is this: “You are of God little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4, NKJV.
Be encouraged today in knowing that you are not alone in trying to live for Christ on a daily basis. We all struggle going down the pathway of Christianity.
We all make mistakes. God is there to pick us up when we fall. He is there to help us on down the pathway. Don’t give up on yourself and don’t listen to satan’s words. You can do it!!