Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
Jesus, I want to be your disciple. Help me find myself to deny. Give me the courage and strength to carry my cross and follow you. The journey to the cross is difficult. I have fallen and stumbled so many times. Thank you Lord for being there to pick me up. Thank you for wiping my tears. Thank you for your warm embrace. Thank you for brushing the dirt off. Thank you for inspiring me to take another step. Let it rain Lord. We’ve been through worse. I love you! I will go where you go. Your people will be my people (Ruth 1:16). Amen.