Denying Self

One very important condition Jesus requires if we desire to follow Him is “Deny Yourself”.  “Self” must be nailed to the cross together with its passions and desires. This is true freedom!  Freedom to do His will!  Recognizing that Christ is Lord and He is a loving Master, it makes all the sense that our life is not our own, we have been purchased with a price.  God looks for fully surrendered sons and daughters living for Him.  William Booth (Founder of the Salvation Army) shared his secret to his success: “God has had all that there was of me. There have been men with greater brains than I, even with greater opportunities, but from the day I got the poor of London on my heart and caught a vision of what Jesus Christ could do with me and them, on that day I made up my mind that God should have all of William Booth there was. And if there is anything of power in the Salvation Army, it is because God has had all the adoration of my heart, all the power of my will, and all the influence of my life.”

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