Jesus insists that anyone desiring to follow him must take up his or her cross daily. (Luke 9:23).
While some days are more memorable than others, Jesus reminds us that every day of your life is important. Therefore, it is urgently necessary that we make conscious, careful decisions about how we are going to spend each day.
Jesus could have simply said, "Anyone wanting to be my disciple will have to deny themselves in order to follow me"; and that would have been striking of itself. But he purposefully includes this one game-changing, life-transforming word: "daily."
We are to follow Jesus Christ daily. Not occasionally, not frequently, not regularly -- but daily.
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