Mark 8:34-38 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me...
You don't have to be around me too long to realize that I'm a total in control, take charge kind of person. Here's an example. Whenever I travel or when my husband and I drive anywhere, guess who's behind the steering wheel? You guessed it--me. So Jesus' words in Mark 8:34-38 spoke loudly to me because Jesus is telling the crowd and his disciples (plus you and me) that if we truly want to follow Him, we have to put Him in the driver's seat every day. That means saying no to self (our ideas, our desires, our being in control) and saying yes (submitting and being obedient) to Christ.
So what does it mean for Christ to be in the driver's seat? For those times when you realize that you've taken over the driver's seat, what do you do to correct the problem? Tami
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