It is written Mark 8:34 NKJV “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Following Jesus means that you must deny yourself much of what the world has on offer. It means resisting much temptation, and living a life that is free of selfish desires. When we live to serve Jesus, the things that perhaps were important to us before, lose their significance, and are replaced with the heartfelt desire to please the Lord.
There is much satisfaction for those who walk this path. The love that you will share with Jesus is like nothing you could experience on this Earth! He comforts the lonely, and heals the sick. He is your friend and your confidante, and will always be there for you. He will never forsake you. Hebrews 13:5 NKJV ‘For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
When we walk with Jesus, much of what we aim to accomplish, will be accomplished by Him. He will lead you along the right paths, in order that you will succeed. Psalm 23:3 “He gives me new strength, He guides me in the right paths, as he has promised.” He will make the way smooth for you, and iron out any bumps along the way! He will soften any blows you may receive from the enemy, and will make everything turn out for the betterment of you and your family. Romans 8:28 NKJV “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Jesus has many plans for you in your life. He will set you free from the restraints that have held you back before you came to know and love Him. He will see to it that all your needs are met, and then some! Philippians 4:19 NKJV “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” His riches in glory! Do you know what that means? He has an unlimited supply, and He has them all up there in His great big storehouse in the sky! Hallelujah!
There is one final thing. When you walk with Jesus, you must trust in Him wholly and completely. You must have the faith that He is indeed there looking after you, and that whatever happens, He can and will sort it out for you. You must have faith that, for Him, anything and everything is possible! Matthew 19:26 NKJV “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Amen.
PS The Bible is God’s word and God’s word is truth. All of His promises He has given to you in the Bible are exactly that – promises, and He never breaks His promises! 2 Corinthians 1:20 NKJV “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” Praise God!
All glory for these words, as always, goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.