“Then said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” – Matthew 16:24
Do you want to be filled with Spirit of God? Do you really? Are you willing to forsake self? God is not going to superimpose His mighty, dynamic power on your old self-life.
Some people think denying themselves is doing without certain kinds of food, going without sleep, or doing without certain pleasures. They think maybe if they go live in a monastery they’ll be denying themselves.
But Jesus didn’t say deny yourself things. It‘s not denying yourself things; it’s denying yourself. Simon Peter forsook his nets early on, but it was a long time before Simon Peter forsook Simon Peter.
Are you ready now to take Self off the throne and enthrone Jesus there instead? Are you ready to say, “None of me and all of Thee”?
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About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! His articles have been widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
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Reblogged this on Food for the Soul and commented:
Let us pray for the Christ Life, liberated from the Self Life. ‘ For to me to live is Christ’ – Saint Paul
Thank you 🙂
Than you for that distinction. Deny yourself. Cool