Action: Die

READ: “Then he said to them all, ‘If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it’ ” Lk 9.23-24.

THINK: To follow Jesus, the self cannot survive. Dying to self is a daily task. The true person is not in the ego, but in following Jesus. Self-preservation is a diabolical act; self-denial is a divine act. Following Jesus is the way of salvation. A condition of following him: death!

ACT: Rise every morning saying: Today, I will live for Jesus!

PRAY: Father, thank you for giving me true life; may the false life die!

ASK: In what area do I need to deny myself?


J. Randal Matheny

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