I have a verse this morning that will blow your socks off, if we would just apply it. I don’t know about you, but I love a good challenge. Jesus says in Luke 9:23, “If anyone will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” How many times have we read that scripture, and we just move on. We really don’t want to dig into that very deep. Jesus also speaks in Luke 6:46 and says, “Why do you call me, “Lord, Lord” and do not do what I say.” Jesus has given us clear instructions on how to live our lives, and we choose to do our own thing. If we could just stop and listen to the Master Builder. Life would be so much sweeter!
I want to challenge you this morning to bring your life into line with His Lordship. Let Him have your business, your home, relationships, and your time. Tell Him, I vacate the throne of my life right now. I give you my life, my pleasures, and all my plans. My heart is your throne! I also want to challenge you to surrender your ministry to Him. Your work for the Lord has become more of a burden than a blessing! When the work of the Lord gives way to the Lord of the work, the work of the Lord will be refreshing and blessed! Who has control of your heart? We must deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him. What does that look like in your life? God bless!