Take up your cross

Take up your cross daily: A condition for discipleship

“Then He said to them all, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.’ Luke 9:23.

What does Jesus mean when He says that you should take up your cross daily?

To “take up your cross” is something that has to take place in your thoughts. When thoughts that aren’t pleasing to God come to your mind during the day, you “put them to death” on an inner “cross.”

The effect of the cross of Christ on your life
“It is no longer I who live”

Have you ever met someone who seems to have a secret well of goodness, blessing, and joy somewhere deep inside? Maybe relatives or mentors or co-workers, people who have an aura of happiness and contentment and just general, healthy well-being? It can seem like a bit of a mystery as to how it’s possible to experience a life like that, where you’re so happy and you just radiate the life of Jesus, creating peace and joy wherever you are.

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