This #ThoughtfulThursday Jacky shares her thoughts on Mark 8:34 …
Self-Discipline. This is something we have all been experiencing through the present difficult times.
Every day we have to make hundreds of choices about what we do and how we do it. As Christians we are constantly learning to govern our thoughts, emotions and actions in line with ‘What would Jesus do?’
God’s Word is full of instructions on how we should live our lives. It is our manual for life. So that if we follow what it says and allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, we will become self-disciplined, growing in maturity, peace of mind and freedom.
Mark 8:34 (NIV)
34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
John 8:31-32 (NIV)
31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
John 8:36 (NIV)
36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.