I remember once seeing a bumper sticker that read “Jesus said it, I believe it, enough said.” It occurred to me that perhaps this person takes Jesus’ words to heart but does he deny himself as Jesus said. Denying oneself means this to me; that I am not the center of the universe, that I relinquish any authority to that position, that I step off my throne and give it up to the rightful owner, God Himself. Denying oneself means that my life is not about me, its not about pleasing me, its not about the priority of my thoughts. Jesus picked up his Cross and willingly obeyed His Father. This day reflect on giving up being first in line and follow Christ. You know what that means, in terms of sacrifice, you know the price it will cost, so does Christ.

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