The crucified life is not free…exchanging your carnal life for His Spirit demands absolute surrender!
It is a higher road – and it comes at a price
It will be a harder road
Just like Jesus, you will be perfected through suffering
The world hated Jesus and it will hate you
It calls for sacrifices of earthly things
Relationships may have to be let go
Time will take on new meaning and your priorities will have to change
But the glory awaiting you…..listen to what the Bible says about it!
2 Corinthians 4:16-18: Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Romans 8:18: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Jesus is worthy of everything – your heart, mind, soul, and strength…
Are you willing to die to yourself to prove it?