Click here to return to Home Page Ixtheus Christian Devotionals

How heavy is your Cross ?


CROSSES

The young man was at the end of his rope.   Seeing no way out, he
dropped to his knees in prayer. 

"Lord, I can't go on," he said.   "I have  too heavy a cross to bear."

The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its  weight, 
just place your cross inside this room.   Then, open that other door 
and pick out any cross you wish." 

The man was filled with relief.   Thank you, Lord," 

He sighed, and he did as he was told. 
Upon entering the other door, he saw many crosses, some 
so large the tops were not visible. 

Then, he spotted a tiny cross leaning  against a far wall. 

"I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered. 

And the Lord  replied, 
" My son, that is the cross you just brought in." 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

When life's  problems seem overwhelming, it helps to look around 
and see what other  people are coping with. 

You may consider yourself far more fortunate than 
you imagined. 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I cried because i had no shoes,

until i met a man who had no feet.
---author unknown---

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mat 16:24-27 (KJV) 
{24} Then said Jesus unto his disciples, 
If any man will come after me, 
let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

 {25} For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: 
and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 

{26} For what is a man profited, 
if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 
or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

 {27} For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; 
and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2 Tim 1:5b-10 
{5a} I feel sure you are still trusting Him as much as ever.
{6} This being so, I want to remind you to stir into flame 
the strength and boldness that is in you, 
that entered into you 
when I laid my hands upon your head and blessed you.

{7} For the Holy Spirit, God's gift,
 does not want you to be afraid of people, 
but to be wise and strong, 
and to love them and enjoy being with them.

{8} If you will stir up this inner power,
 you will never be afraid to tell others about our Lord
 or to let them know that I am your friend 
even though I am here in jail for Christ's sake.

 You will be ready to suffer with me for the Lord, 
for he will give you strength in suffering.

{9} It is he who saved us and chose us for his holy work
 not because we deserved it 
but because that was his plan long before the world began--
to show his love and kindness to us through Christ.

{10} And now he has made all of this plain to us 
by the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ, 
who broke the power of death 
and showed us the way of everlasting life through trusting him.
2 Tim 1:5b-10 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1 Pet 4:1-5 (KJV)
 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh,
 arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: 
for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 
{2} That he no longer should live the rest of his time
 in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
 {3} For the time past of our life
 may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles,
 when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 
{4} Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them 
to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 
{5} Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

IXTHEUS CHRISTIAN DEVOTIONALS 
ALWAYS FREE OF CHARGE
(but not necessarily  free of COST)
feel free to redistribute these materials to whomever you want...
be careful to observe copyright information where appropriate...
for questions, comments, help or suggestions, or subscriptions, contact us at
 ixtheus@execpc.com

Visit my evangelistic presentation at...
http://www.execpc.com/~ixtheus

God Bless You.....brother bob.......<><

If you have comments or questions, email me at ixtheus@execpc.com 
 
 


Return To Home Page



 

free web stats