A Wonderful Word for Wednesday ~ Living a Life of Denial

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On Wednesdays, the My Faith and Fitness Blog will feature a passage of scripture and questions to encourage us to reflect on how we can each live a life that pleases God and allows us to fulfill the plans that God has prepared for us.

34 And when [Jesus] 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.  35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.  36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? ~ Mark 8:34-36 (KJV)

What does it mean to deny ourselves?  …Take up our cross?  … Follow Jesus?  What do those things look like?

In what ways is denial present in our lives?

What are the benefits of denying ourselves?  … Taking up our cross?  … Following Jesus?

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