28
Oct
08

struggles

It’s interesting that though the Bible often talks of struggles with temtpations, and the need to be delivered from them that we so easily get in the mindset that we should be living a trouble free life as Christians. I often pray for Christ to take away my troubles, rather than for strength to persavere through them. Yet if all obstacles were removed, am I really growing? If tempations were removed for a time I would then more easily fall to them later. It is not until I am able to deny myself that I have truly learned.

“Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day. And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” – Luke 9.22-23

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