It is not an emblem to be stored as treasure.
Nor Jewelry to adorn our necks.
It is so much more.
So much more.
It was where the Lamb of God was slain.
Once and for all
Taking away our sins, our sorrows,
Our transgressions and diseases
And still at the cross
I am called daily
To deny my flesh and take up the cross.
How can I deny me, myself and I
They are what makes me, me.
My whole life is about them.
What I will eat
What I will do
Where I will go
Where I will spend my time
Where I will spend my money
After all, if I don’t look out for myself. Who will? But you bid me Come and take up the cross. Knowing fully well That to take up the cross Means no more lying tongue No more haughty eyes No more slander No more deceitfulness No more cravings for pleasure No more desire for what looks pleasant to the eyes
Lord, how can one genuinely deny one’s self? I hear you whisper As you say By surrendering to me That’s all you need to do It would be best if you came to a place Where you are no longer satisfied with yourself And lay it all down Then it at that point you are ready to die Self dies, and I live in you And day by day Moment by moment A change will occur As you daily take up the cross And follow me It is all I am asking And you will find That you will learn to love what I love And do what I do And cherish what I cherish.