Read Mark 8: 34-38
And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?... Continue Here
God doesn’t force us to follow Him. He doesn’t put the cross on us, but asks us to pick it up willingly. Our decision to follow will always cost us something. Each day take the hope, love, forgiveness, and self-denial of the cross with you in your journey of life.
Prayer – Ask God for the courage, strength, and endurance to carry your cross every day for the cause of the Christ!