KJV Luke 9:23 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.
God has called us to life of true dedication to Him. We are living in a time where there are not many who will be dedicated to a purpose. Many go from job to job not because they are advancing to a better job but because they have a problem with the boss. When things get tough they bail out. God wants us to be dedicated to Him and not give up.
There are at least two parts to being dedicated to the Lord. We are to stick to God in the hard times. Also, we have to always remember that we can’t just come to God when the problems come.
We have to stay hungry for God and the things of God even when things are going good. Many times it is not when we are going through hard times that cause us to get away from God. Usually hard times draw us closer to Him. It is when everything is going good that we begin to think to ourselves, “I don’t have to go church” “I don’t have to pray” “I don’t have to read the Word of God” … We have to watch out for the times when things are going our way to not leave God in the back burner. We have to stay hungry for Him and be truly dedicated to Him.
Seek God today with all of your heart. Don’t leave God in the back burner, but make Him top priority in your life.