I love following Jesus when He is doing the impossible, but I slink away when He expects me to do something difficult. It’s exciting to follow Jesus when I can do it as part of the “in” crowd...But when He begins to talk about suffering and sacrifice and death, I hesitate.I know how fickle I can be in following Jesus. That's why I need to live in daily repentance and renewal. It's easy to follow the wide pathways of evil and social correctness; it's hard to travel the narrow pathway of following Jesus. I seem to veer off-course all the time. Thank God, God judges me not on the basis of my non-existent goodness, but on the basis of the Christ to Whom I come back in repentance and faith.
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