Galatians 2:20 â€œI am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I; but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.â€
What is the way of the cross? Paul said, â€œI die daily.â€ When Christ was walking down the Via Delarosa he was in more devastating pain than any of us could even begin to imagine. And yet, he walked that way. He denied his flesh that our soul might be saved.
So what does the way of the cross look like to modern day pampered Christians in our day? First and foremost, we must remember what we once heard a preacher say when he was quoting one of his older saint’s testimonies, â€œJesus Christ knew what to do with his flesh. He nailed it to the cross.â€ We pampered Christians must learn discipline. When we don’t feel like praying we must pray. When we don’t feel like praying we must pray. When we don’t feel like reading the word that is when we need it most. Just do it. When we don’t feel like fasting, which we probably won’t, fast. Witness. Teach that Bible Study. Walk the way of the cross.
I will walk the way of the cross, whatever is gained, whatever is lost. I will walk the way of the cross.
Cheryl Orten is a member of Star of Bethlehem Apostolic church in Ilsley, Ky where Bro. Monty Fuller is the Pastor.