God Calls Us To Die Before We Live

giving up our lives for Christ, denying self, taking our cross
Some people believe that God promises His children health, wealth, and comfort. 

In reality, God promises us martyrdom. 

Yes, I didn't misspeak.

You and I are called to be martyrs. 


Obviously, I don't mean that all of us are meant to be executed for sharing the Gospel.

But Scripture says we're all called to die for our faith: 

"Then [Jesus] said to them all: 'Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.'" Luke 9:23-24
 
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20  

Read Luke 9:24 again: "whoever loses their life for me will save it."

Some things are worth dying for.

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