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23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
In this verse, Jesus tells us how important it is to serve Him daily. Let’s look at the heart for a minute.
The heart is the organ in your body which pumps blood, keeping you alive. The average heart beats about once per second. On this scale, your heart beats 3,600 times per hour, 86,400 times per day, and 31,536,000 times per year. What if your heart decided to rest for a day and stop beating that day? Physically you would not survive. Your physical body cannot keep functioning without your heart pumping blood constantly.
This is the same way spiritually. In your spiritual life you cannot survive without living for Christ daily. Do you try to choose certain days to live your life for Him, and certain days to live for yourself? We need to realize the words ‘must’ and ‘daily’. Christ tells us it is necessary for us to live for Him daily.
Are you TRULY saved?
If we are truly saved, then we will live like a Christian should every day.