Dying To Ourselves

"Unfortunately, many churches try and make everyone as comfortable as possible. Instead of promising you a cross to carry, they promise you a luxury car and a beautiful home. The sermons are about salvation but not not surrender. Often about forgiveness but not repentance. Often about living but not dying. Jesus makes it clear that following Him means taking up your cross and dying to yourself. Dying to ourselves is not a one time decision. It's a daily decision. That's the most challenging part of dying. It's only by dying daily that we are able to follow Jesus." - "If anyone would come after Me, he must deny Himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me." Luke 9:23 The way to really live is by dying to self.  -  From "Not A Fan"