Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Three Steps.

1: Deny ourselves.

2: Take up our cross.

3: Follow Christ

Step number 1 Deny our self. That seems pretty strait forword, put off our old self, be humble, be selfless. I got it.

Now for step number 2 Take up our cross. Here it gets a little unclear. What does it mean to take up our cross daily? Are we supost to bend over and sholder a big hunk of wood every day?

Step number 3 follow Christ. This is nice and clear. All we have to do is strive to be perfect, be humble and gentle. Spred the Gospel to all we meet. Be patient and content in the face of persecution. And be willing to die for our Father. At least if we look at the lives of the disiples as an example.


Luke 9:23 And He said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and tade up his cross daily and follow me."

Saturday, November 26, 2005

The Mirror of Selfishness

Selfishness is like a mirror. When you’re involved in selfishness, only looking out for your self, doing what you want. That’s like trying to look through a mirror, go ahead try it, try and see through a mirror. The closer you look to try and see through the more you see of your self.

When you’re looking at your self you can’t see past the mirrors you have put around yourself. You won’t be able to see others, so you won’t be able to help any one. To help someone you must first see their needs. More importantly you won’t be following Christ, in order to follow someone you need to be able to see them. And you can’t see Christ if you’re blinding your self with your selfishness.

So push away the mirrors from in front of your eyes. Deny yourself put away your selfishness and pride. Look out for the needs of others and put them before your own.

Although even before that, it’s more important that you look to Christ. Keep your eyes on Jesus that you might follow Him, and not yourself.

Luke 9:23 And He said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and tade up his cross daily and follow me."

Friday, November 25, 2005

This is the first

Here it is my first post. I finaly found some time to set up a Blog. We shall see if I will have time to keep it updated.