Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Amazingly this verse isn’t written to the missionary, pastor, preacher, or “man of God” but to any! It says if “any man” will come after me. Do you realize that Jesus says that all of us that want to follow Him are to deny ourselves, take up our cross every day and follow Him.
That is not a popular message but it is the truth. We are to realize that following Christ is not a flippant decision. It is something that comes from the heart and is meant sincerely. It is not a means to get our conscience clear.
It is not a business relationship but a sold out spiritual relationship. Have you taken seriously your following Christ?
If not, should you take it seriously today? Is it time that you got rid of your convenient religion and replaced it with a sold out love for God?