Wig’s Word of God Today 8-5-2011
Did a people ever hear the voice of God speaking from the midst of fire, as you did, and live? Deuteronomy 4:33
Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. Matthew 16:24b
Deuteronomy 4:32-40, Psalm 77 & Matthew 16:24-28
It’s amazing how quickly people forget what God does by His blessings. The People of Israel were taken out of Egypt by the grace of God yet they still have to be reminded by Moses what God had done for them. I’m sure the same has happened in your life when things seemed to be going so well and then God removes something from your grasp because of your selfish living. God expects a complete surrender from His people in obedience, loyalty and love and His grace has a way of falling away from you when your selfish needs get in the way of your moment-by-moment loyalty. Be loyal moment-by-moment not day-by-day.
Jesus expressed the same thing when He exclaimed; “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” Matthew 16:25 By your complete surrender to His Truth you become obedient to His Word displaying a loyalty and love in everything you do in your life. Jesus cited this love of God as “the greatest and the first commandment,” embracing in itself the whole law of God. When you deny yourself and take up His Cross, you seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His love.
This is why I urge each of us to do more. To be actively seeking to share His Good News in word, in example and in deed. This is why I give examples of this from my experiences with people everyday. I’ve found people are drawn to me because of my outward displays of carrying His Cross. From a lady seeing my Cross on my neck to homeless people sitting in a slump by a store seeing my shirt that says, “I love Jesus,” they all need to hear the Good News in word, action and deed. The lady I speak of noticed my Cross in a Chinese buffet in Orlando last Sunday who ended up praying with me, a complete stranger, by holding hands. Yesterday, I fed three homeless men where one jumped up and hugged me because I shared a meal and prayed with them. Can you hug a complete stranger for Christ? I ask you: Are you denying yourself for the Glory of God? Do more, pick up His Cross and share His Truth by faith in action, charity by example and love in deed.
So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today to always carry Your Son’s Cross with patience, confidence and love. We pray today for healing and peace of Kelly, Alexandra, Jayson and Kevin. LORD, we pray for the three homeless men I met yesterday. We pray this in the Name of Jesus Christ our LORD and Savior. Amen.
God Bless His Truth for America,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed“
What Will Be Your Story?
Our gift from Heaven
Bore no guilt
Praying as He knelt
Me to follow
Himself he denied
My Cross to wallow
Carry by your side
Wish upon a star
A life of hope
Saved from despair
Finding Truth to cope
Gain the world?
Life you forfeit
No profit to earn
Satan to morph it
God’s Only Son
By Angel’s of Glory
Repaying life’s conduct
What will be your story?
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins August 5, 2011 @ 5:21 AM EST
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