Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. (Mark 8:34-35 NIV)
I know we all want to hear the great miracles that God will perform in our life. We all want heaven doors to open and rain down blessings like never before. But what have YOU done for God lately? The scripture says to pick up your cross and die to self daily. What does that mean you ask?! When you are about to gossip, you don’t. When you are about to betray someone, you don’t. Instead of belittling someone you uplift them. Love more and hate less. I challenge you to figure out what’s more important in your life and act accordingly. If you are constantly saying you are blessed and highly favored I ask you on this day Why?!
I come before you on this day saying thank you for another 24 hours to do your will. I ask for forgiveness for all the sins that I have committed knowingly and unknowingly. Father God I pray that whomever may be reading this has a relationship with you. I hope that truly understand who you are and how you operate. Father I ask that whomever may be reading this be treated as Clay father. Melt them of all the worldly things they have encountered and caused them to be tainted. I ask that you remold them into what you created them to be. Father allow them to face their issues boldly so that they can be corrected. Father I ask that you remove anything from them that may interfere with their relationship with you. Father above all things I pray that they experience the love and comfort that you provide for any situation that they maybe going through. In Jesus mighty name I pray and ask it all. Amen