Well, have we started to lift that cross – a tiny bit maybe? I hope so. Remember what Jesus said in Luke 9:23 you have to pick up your cross daily. It’s not a one time deal. You can’t say, “Yeah, I understand the concept. So I’m good, right?” Wrong! You have to do it daily, hourly, every moment. You need to get out of the way of yourself so that you can deny yourself. You need pick up your cross, to die to yourself in order to live for God. You need to focus on Jesus in order to Follow Him. I know this is supposed to be a conclusion for the Cross my Heart series but all of the series this year are so intertwined it is hard to separate them. You have to live moment by moment in this. Don’t put it off. Don’t wait til tomorrow. You are not guaranteed tomorrow. You are not guaranteed the next hour. Do it now. Start now. God is waiting for you. He wants to smile and pour forth His Love to you saying “There’s my baby girl!” or “That’s my boy!” He is our loving Father and He wants us to be happy. I hope that this series has helped you get a little further along on that path.
Peace be with you.