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Monday, September 23, 2013

Today's Verse : Luke 9:23

Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." — Luke 9:23

Thought

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!"

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.
The Thoughts and Prayers for Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

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