As "retired" empty-nesters, my husband and I are able to keep a pretty orderly house...unless our grandchildren visit. They're a little whirlwind of disorder, cookie crumbs, and skinned knees. Life would be easier if they didn't visit, but oh, so much less meaningful.
Almost everything worthwhile involves some self-denial.
Our culture encourages us to satisfy ourselves first, whether it's buying something we can't afford or indulging immoral sexual desires.
We've glorified self-esteem, self-approval, self-assurance, and self-gratification.
But Christians should be different because "those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires" (Galatians 5:24).
Yesterday's devotion (HERE) discussed 5 traits of successful people and one of those traits was a willingness to do hard things in order to get results. For Christians that means denying ourselves in order to live godly lives in an ungodly world (Luke 9:23-24).
Ask God if there are areas where you've opted for the easy path instead of His path.
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