Andrew Wommack Devotional 27 May 2023 – God’s Will Above Ours
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Topic: God’s Will Above Ours
Luke 9:23, ‘And he said to them all, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.’
Matthew 16:16-26; Mark 8:30-37; Luke 9:21-27
Self-denial is an important part of the Christian life. Jesus sacrificed His life for us and He demands that we die to ourselves that we might experience the new life He has provided. We do this first by recognizing that we can’t save ourselves by our own effort and, second, by trusting God – not self – for salvation. Then daily, we need to deny our own wisdom and seek God’s wisdom and direction for our lives.
Self-denial is only good when we are denying ourselves for the singular purpose of exalting Jesus and His will for us in some area of our life. Some have made a religion out of self-denial and find pleasure in their denial – not in…