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  • Writer's pictureMichael Orange

Journeying to the Cross: Embracing Christ in Daily Living

The cross of Christ stands as the epicenter of our faith, a symbol of sacrificial love and redemption. In our daily lives, the path to this sacred emblem may seem elusive, but with intention and devotion, we can draw nearer to it, finding Christ in the midst of our routines and challenges.

 

First and foremost, prayer becomes the compass that guides us on this journey. Through prayer, we open our hearts to God’s presence, inviting Him to walk with us through the ups and downs of life. It is in the stillness of prayer that we begin to discern His voice, seeking His guidance and finding solace in His embrace. By dedicating time to commune with God, we carve out a space for the cross of Christ to find a home within us.

 

Additionally, the Scriptures serve as a roadmap to the cross. In the words of the Bible, we encounter the life, teachings, and ultimate sacrifice of Jesus. By immersing          ourselves in His Word, we gain insight into His heart and His mission. The stories,    parables, and teachings become living testimonies that illuminate our path, showing us how to love, serve, and surrender as Christ did. Through Scripture, we learn not only about Christ, but also how to live out His message in our daily lives.

 

Moreover, acts of compassion and selflessness pave the way to the cross of Christ. Just as Jesus showed boundless love through His actions, we too are called to extend a hand to those in need. It is in acts of kindness, in offering a listening ear, and in lending a helping hand that we mirror the sacrificial love of Christ. Each small act becomes a stepping stone on our journey towards the cross, drawing us closer to the heart of Christ.

 

In times of trial and suffering, we find a profound connection to the cross of Christ. It is in moments of pain and     struggle that we can truly understand the depth of His sacrifice. By embracing our own crosses with faith and trust, we unite our sufferings with His, finding strength and consolation in His presence. Through this union of our trials with His, we draw nearer to the transformative power of the cross.

 

Community and fellowship play a vital role in our journey towards the cross. Just as Jesus walked alongside His       disciples, we are not meant to navigate this path alone. Through the support and companionship of our fellow believers, we find encouragement, accountability, and a shared sense of purpose. Together, we spur one another on in our pursuit of Christ, creating a collective momentum towards the cross.

 

In every facet of our lives, there exists an opportunity to draw nearer to the cross of Christ. Through prayer, Scripture, acts of love, embracing our own crosses, and the support of community, we embark on a transformative journey. As we inch closer to the cross, we discover that it is not merely a symbol, but a living reality that pulsates with the love and presence of our Savior. May our daily lives be a testament to our unwavering commitment to reach the cross of Christ, finding solace, strength, and salvation in His enduring embrace. Amen?


Blessings,

Deacon Mike

 

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