Hallelujah, praise the living God for another day to pray for you all and be used by Him. Today I offer these lines from A. W. Tozer.
“The cross is that extra adversity that comes to us as a result of our obedience to Christ. This cross is not forced upon us; we voluntarily take it up with full knowledge of the consequences. We choose to obey Christ and by so doing choose to carry the cross.”
Colossians 2:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
6 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
Heavenly Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your servant sings Your praises. Bless Your lovingkindness. Who but the all loving and powerful Father could give up His beloved Son for us wicked men as a way to return home to our Maker? Lord, it is You alone that compel us to true love through our obedience and walk with Your Son and our Savior Jesus. With the power of Your Holy Spirit, help us this day to pick up our cross and follow. In Jesus’ name, amen.