Today, we start a new series called, “Cross my Heart”. This is a series to help you pick up your cross. Now a lot of people seem to have the wrong idea about what picking up your cross means. They seem to think that it is about suffering. So much so that one person, who didn’t follow the GPS and got lost said, “We are bearing our cross today!” No, suffering because you weren’t paying attention has nothing to do with it. Suffering of any kind has nothing to do with it. Maytrdom has nothing to do with it; if it did then Jesus would not have said pick up your cross daily – Luke 9:23. So obviously something else is going on.
What it means to pick up your cross daily is to die to the self and live for God. People say that Jesus could have walked away from the cross but He lived for God the Father and that is why He couldn’t walk away. It was that love of God that made Him not be able to walk away. He lived for the Father.
We need to die to ourselves every moment of everyday so that we can live for God. This series, I hope, will help you to do just that.
Peace be with you.