The Christian Walk

And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. Luke 9:23

What does it cost to be a Christian? Is it a onetime event where you come to Jesus and be saved? Or is it a daily walk in a transformed life? Well actually its both, the day you come to Jesus in full repentance and receive him as your Lord and Savior, you are saved and become Born Again! However your work is not done its just beginning

The Christian walk is not as easy as it sounds. Just look at the early Apostles, all but one was murdered for their faith. The temptations of sin will challenge you , that’s why Jesus said we must deny ourselves daily. Give up the flesh and be led by the Spirit. Sounds easy? Not in a corrupted body, but the power of the Holy Spirit will guide you if you listen

Deny Yourself- Give up the pursuit of temptations of the flesh

Carry Your Cross– Endure hardships and suffering for The Lord

Follow Jesus– Be a true servant of Christ, as he is your Lord (Master)

For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. Luke 9:24

Again if you truly want to be a Christian there has to be a transformation, a lifestyle change. You cant keep living in your old sin and be saved, what did Jesus save you from then? Just as the Israelites were freed from the slavery and bondage of Egypt, you have been freed from the bondage and slavery of sin and death. But you must come out of that sin and follow Jesus to the Promise Land!

If you want to save your life , you must lose your old life, the only way is Jesus Christ!

10 thoughts on “The Christian Walk

  1. Homer Les

    Yes, yes, yes to infinity! 🙂 The only way is Jesus. If we are to grow into spiritual maturity, wisdom and deeper union with Jesus we need to pay the price for real faith. Real faith is not cheap, it is rare and valuable. So few venture into the wilderness in obedience to follow Him in faith.

    This post is so timely and true! Thank you for posting it.

    Homer Les

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  2. John Dulleck

    Very good post, and well written!

    There is only one thing that I would state more strongly and directly that you only hint at throughout your post.

    When Jesus said, take up your cross, anyone who heard Him, living under Roman authority, knew exactly what He was saying. The cross was, of course, the Roman means of execution, so Jesus invitation was an invitation to die. And as we know from other passages, Galatians 2:20 for example, we (our sinful flesh) is crucified with Christ, it has literally been killed.

    But, great job, thanks for sharing!
    God bless you!

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