We cannot escape problems and challenges in life, no one can. We will face many situations that will tempt us to give up and throw in the towel, but that isn’t who we are called to be.
We are called to be overcomers. We are called to be warriors in the face of adversity. We are called to live in a way that pleases God.
The hardest thing you will ever do in life is deny yourself daily, carry your cross, and follow Jesus Christ.
There are many who don’t even know the King, and many of the ones who do know Him choose not to do this. If we want resurrection power we have to be willing to die first.
Resurrection power requires a daily habit of putting yourself to death by denying your own mind, will, and emotions; and following the Hero. If the Creator Himself lived a sacrificial life what makes us think we can live for ourselves? God has great rewards for all eternity to give to those who live like His precious Son.
Jesus Christ died for us so we can die for Him.
We are not called to fit in, we are called to stand out. The Lord equips His people like a world-class general equips his army. There is no one that has more firepower than Christians. If you need more firepower in life ask the Holy Spirit. This firepower comes from the Holy Spirit, and all we need to do is ask for it and believe.
There is nothing harder in life than sacrificing yourself but there is nothing more rewarding. As Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.” (John 15:13–14)
If we desire to be friends with the King we should do what He commands by carrying our cross. Let us be friends of God by laying our lives down for Him.
Remember, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Peace be unto you,
Guest Author | Donald Pay
Originally published at https://medium.com/@DonaldPay