11 January

Luke 23:26(Holman Christian Standard Bible)
As they led Him away, they seized Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country, and laid the cross on him to carry behind Jesus.

Wow, I wonder how Simon must have felt knowing that he was carrying the cross that Jesus would die on? Would you have carried the cross that Jesus was to die on? Now before you answer too quickly, think about the fact that it was God's will for Jesus to die and obedience to God, for Simon, was to carry the cross for Jesus. So both Simon and Jesus were obeying God yet it was at a much greater cost for Jesus than Simon, wasn't it? Take a moment and be honest with yourself and write down one or two ways you could give it all up for God. If you aren't sure, pray and ask God to show you one area in your life you need to give up for Him. Make sure you write down His reply so that you can remember it!!!!



adapted from My Utmost for His Highest

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