From the Kitchen Table Day 32
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:23-27.
One last thing as we look at this incident one more time but this time from Luke. Where we are ashamed, we will be afraid! In dealing with our will, the real deep thoughts of our heart, we will know what we are afraid of by recognizing what we are ashamed of. When God’s word and will are fully accepted into our hearts we won’t be afraid to stand on it, speak it or serve it. That is what happens as the Holy Spirit gives us revelation of it as we come to Him daily and receive His word and will as the key to living this wonderful life that God gives us. It’s a daily decision to delight in God’s word, God’s will & God’s way that leads to eternal life. Fall in love with Jesus and we will fall in love with His word, His will and His way.