Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Luke 9:23

We can sometimes get the idea that Jesus is all about giving us everything we want. We know from the Word that he wants to give us the things we desire. We see in scriptures that He wants to bring us good things and He wants us to succeed.

But sometimes, we can take that too far. We can begin to think of Jesus more like a wish granter, rather than someone we are to follow, serve, and love wholeheartedly.

Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. – Luke 9:23 (NLT)

We see in this verse that following Jesus sometimes involves us giving up things too. Sometimes we have to say no to certain things. Other times we have to choose to follow what the Bible says rather than our own opinion or desire.

Being a true follower of Jesus will require something of you. But here’s the thing. Following Jesus is worth it. Yes, you sometimes have to say no to some things, but it’s always worth it. Following Jesus is worth it all the way! So decide today that Jesus is worth it, and do whatever it takes to follow Him with your whole heart!

Today’s Truth: Jesus is Worth My Whole Heart

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