Worth the Sacrifice

Worth the Sacrifice

Following Jesus is not without cost, nor is it without sacrifice. Jesus made that clear to His first disciples, and the New Testament and church history show that they willingly gave their lives in His cause. Leading like Jesus is not without cost. We lay down our pride, we lay down our fear, we lay down human desires for prestige and power, and we take on ourselves the discipline of humility. We choose to identify ourselves with the One who saved us, and we follow in His footsteps, giving our lives away for the good of others.

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”—Luke 9:23

Prayer: Jesus, as we follow You today, remind us of Your sacrifice for us. Help us consciously choose to follow You, giving ourselves away, to serve others with humility and love. In Your name, we pray, amen.