The One Thing I Hate to Do

Thank-you for writing this timely blog entry! Gotta love God’s Providence! Jesus’ crucial message of denial to self is truly the cost of discipleship. I pray and hope that more preachers would deliver sermons on such key topics within Christian Living.
Walking-out our Christian faith is all about the denial of self, and dying to ourselves daily so that Christ through His Spirit can then fully reign within us.

Elihu's Corner

This is part 2 of the series “Do I have to carry THAT cross?” To read the original post, click here.

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“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. or what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

Matthew 16.24-26, ESV

I am a selfish creature.

I do not make the statement with pride, but rather confess it, to my great shame.

Like most humans, I enjoy my own particular flavor of comfort. I love sipping my homemade iced chai, surrounded with whatever music suits my mood. My favorite find is a book to get lost in. I warm with pleasure when I find myself in a…

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Stay Tuned for New Content!(Hint-It’s On The Way)

img_6688Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I deeply value and commend everyone’s patience with regards to awaiting for post 3 of 3 with this recent series I have created. Rest assured that I haven’t forgotten that a third post still needs to be crafted in order to conclude this series…as with all trilogies 😉

One of the reasons why I have taken so long to write this concluding entry is due to, simply put, the busyness of life. Lots of significant changes have been happening all around me, particularly on a spiritual development level. Lately, the good Lord has opened an abundance of doors of opportunity for witnessing and disciple-making! Praise and glory be to Him alone! While this is phenomenal in so many ways, it has also meant for very full schedules during my weeks, especially as of lately

Fortunately however, the Holy Spirit has been strongly reminding me of the importance of spending time with family and close friends by intentionally setting this precious time aside. Living this balanced life while maximally serving God has traditionally been a challenge for me, but God is amazingly powerful and faithful Who is capable of the impossible! He has been working mightly through His Holy Spirit helping me to redeem time.

I would like to extend a big heartfelt thank-you to the patience and support from my readers! While I can’t give a specific time-frame, you can expect new content very soon so please stay tuned and also subscribe so that you’ll be informed immediately via email!
Please keep me in your prayers and may God continue to bless everyone in their weeks ahead!

Do I have to carry THAT cross?

Beautifully written post with an immensely important message, particularly for the materially-abundant West, where we have watered down the Gospel Message so much!

Elihu's Corner

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There’s an old hymn we sing once in awhile entitled, “Nearer My God to Thee.”

Nearer my God to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!
E’en though it be a cross
That raiseth me.

Still, all my song shall be,
‘Nearer my God to Thee!’
Nearer my God to Thee—
Nearer to Thee.

~ Sarah Flower Adams, 1841

As with anything worth having, nearness to God is costly. Many claim to want a relationship with God, but have no desire to make any sort of sacrifice to achieve it. What about me? Am I willing to be “raised on a cross” in order to gain a closeness to the Lord that could not be attained otherwise?

More often than not, the conversation in my head goes something like this:

Does it have to be that cross? Why can’t I have his cross over there? It looks a bit smaller than mine…”

Or…

“Why don’t…

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