Deny Oneself

And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Mark 8:34 (KJV)

Deny – Once, a few years back, during a break in the church service, a minister walked up to me with tears in his eyes and quoted this verse to me. I immediately teared up myself and felt convicted to the core. These were beautiful words that expressed a purely wonderful thing. I had to deny myself. But when I contemplated these words, while they were inspiring, how was I supposed to do it – how was I supposed to deny myself? Continue reading “Deny Oneself”