I want my life to be Christ centered, don’t you? I want to be Christlike and I want to be Christ driven, I believe this too is your desire. Jesus said that if we are going to be His followers we must take up our cross and follow Him, daily! I’m writing this on my day off from my iPhone so this will be short and sweet. If I talk about Christ I must talk about the cross. One of my favorite scripture passages is found in Hebrews
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2 KJV.
Christ endured the cross, we must endure our cross, daily! Everything from inconvenience to crisis. Whatever hardship comes our way we must endure and continue to take up our cross, daily. Taking up our cross is a daily and lifelong endeavor, a process that engulfs everything from prayer to perseverance, from giving to forgiving. Christianity without a cross is not Christianity at all. Only by carrying your cross will you become Christlike. Only if the cross and all it represents is center in your life can Christ be at the center of your life.