Today's Verse: Luke 9:23 (KJV)

Monday, September 23, 2013

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
— Luke 9:23 (KJV)

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Offering ourselves to God isn't easy because it means we must first die to our own selfish will. Like Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane, we face our own cross and must cry out, "Not my will, dear Father, but your will be done!"

My Prayer...

Dear Father, thank you for sending Jesus as my Savior. Lord Jesus, I want to follow you. I don't want it to be half-hearted or hypocritical. I want your life to be seen in me. So please, gently show me the areas where my heart needs to be softened and my character needs to be shaped by the Spirit so that I can more perfectly reflect your glory, grace, and character to those around me. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Comments

Archived Facebook Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Monday, September 23, 2013

A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"Dear Follower, Roman soldiers saved Paul from being beaten to death by an angry Jewish mob. The mob had mistakenly thought he had taken a Gentile..."
A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"Then the Spirit lifted me [Ezekiel] up and brought me into the inner court, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple."
A one-year devotional guide through the book of Acts.
"Several men were traveling with [Paul]. They were Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea; Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica; Gaius from Derbe;..."
A daily devotional featuring wise counsel found in Scripture.
""Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to....."

Illustration

Illustration of Luke 9:23 (KJV) — And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.