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by | Oct 18, 2014 | Surrender

“Then he said to the crowd, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.'” (Luke 9:23, NLT) [1]

On a small town radio station I heard the disc jockey dedicate a song to a woman who was going to have surgery the next day. Then I heard Willie Nelson start to sing “All of me? Why not take all of me?” After the song the disc jockey apologized profusely. He did not realize which song was to be played before he made the dedication.

Jesus tells us to take up our cross daily. That is to say to Him, “All of me. Take all of me”.

Prayer: Jesus, thank you for giving your life for us. Help us to dedicate
our lives to you daily. Amen.

Thought: Let us dedicate our lives to Jesus each day.

by Dean W. Masters
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[1] Tyndale House Publishers. 2004. Holy Bible : New Living Translation.
(2nd ed.). Tyndale House Publishers: Wheaton, Ill.