Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.
If you want to follow Me, you must deny yourself the things you think you want. You must pick up your cross and follow Me.Matthew 16:24 (The Voice)
Last Sunday (22 May) was candidates Sunday at Bellshill Salvation Army, when we considered what God needs of us today. Since then I’ve found the songster piece ‘I’ll Follow Thee’, stuck in my head – the words speak about our willingness to follow God, no matter what doubts or fears we may have.
I heard a voice so gently calling: Take up thy cross and follow me. A tempest on my heart was falling, A living cross this was to be; I struggled sore, I struggled vainly, No other light my eyes could see. Chorus I’ll follow thee, of life the giver, I’ll follow thee, suffering redeemer, I’ll follow thee, deny thee never, By thy grace I’ll follow thee. I heard his voice unto me saying: Take up thy cross and follow me. My heart is thine now thee obeying, Speak all thy will, dear Lord, to me. Make weakness strength, thy power now give me, And from this hour I’ll follow thee.
Have you said ‘yes’ to all God is needing you to do today?