Thoughts of John

What is on my mind.

Twenty Days of Prayer: Day 19

Scripture

Matthew 16:24-25 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (25) For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Romans 6:6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

For all believers, there will be many points we must choose God’s will and way over our own (Isaiah 55.8). Our flesh and natural desires may clamor for one course of action, yet we know God’s wills another. Only as you choose to deny self, and by faith obey God, will you know His glorious power.

Questions for Reflection:

Has God told you to do something and yet you’ve tried to ignore Him? Has God told you to do something you’ve yet to do? Is God telling you to stop something you’re still doing? Is there some point you know you are resisting God’s voice? Have you been unwilling to fully lay family, relationships or work on the altar of surrender? Has God asked you to let go of something that’s really not an overt sin, but it is a hindrance.

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November 1, 2009 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christian, Christianity, family, God, I Peter, Jesus, Life, marriage, Prayer, relationship, Religon, Theology

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