Tonight my mom read from her “the WORD among us” magazine. Part of it followed nicely with what I meditated upon last night. That’s when I know God is speaking to me. It said in part, “Even without persecution or martyrdom, every disciple of Jesus will go through some type of suffering as we follow the Lord. Jesus himself warned us, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23). Discipleship involves putting others ahead of ourselves. It involves obedience to the Lord’s will, day in and day out. In short, discipleship involves dying to self. No doubt that’s a struggle at times, but it’s what helps us to grow in holiness.”
I Found God today in another reminder of the importance of dying to self.