Joni & Friends Devotional

Joni and Friends Devotional | 20 March 2022

Joni and Friends Devotional | 20 March 2022

Joni and Friends Devotional | 20 March 2022

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Joni and Friends Daily Devotional 20th March 2022 Sunday Message

TOPIC: Follow Jesus

SCRIPTURE: Then he said to them all: ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’” -Luke 9:23

MESSAGE

“Yes, I will follow Jesus!” We’ll gladly follow the Lord around the Sea of Galilee and be fed with the five thousand. We will drink wine made from water. We will applaud the blind man who can see and stand amazed at a dead man who rises from his grave. And follow Jesus everywhere except… the cross.

ALSO READ, Joni and Friends Devotional | 4 March 2022

Oh, we can handle the burdens, those everyday troubles we all must shoulder. Besides, there are always others to carry our burdens. We can accept the thorns, those inconveniences that can’t be avoided. It’s best to accept thorns and get on with living.

But a cross? No, it is not our inclination to take up a cross. For, unlike burdens or thorns from which we can’t escape, a cross is a choice. In fact, the cross was a choice for Jesus—He did not have to take it up, He could have refused it. But thankfully, He willingly took up His cross so that you and I might have power. Power to carry one another’s burdens, gladly accept our thorns, and daily take up our cross and follow Jesus.

Joni and Friends Devotional | 20 March 2022

To take up your cross involves a daily choice. Perhaps your cross could be a difficult duty, a painful service, an unbelieving partner in marriage. The Lord is asking you to willingly take it on and head up the long path with Him to Calvary where pride and vanity, stubbornness and resentment are crucified.

First, I want to thank You Lord Jesus for willingly taking up Your cross in obedience to the Father. You could have refused it, but You didn’t! Thank You for the power released through Your obedience, power that enables me to take up my cross today and follow You.

ALSO READ, Joni and Friends Devotional | 7 March 2022

Joni & Friends Ministries Founded by Joni Eareckson Tada in 1979, Joni and Friends are dedicated to reaching out to families living with disabilities all around the globe with gospel-adorned hope. We extend gospel-centered care through Community Support, Respite, Retreats and Getaways, and Crisis Response. And we connect families with Christ-honoring, disability-friendly churches where they find a place belong.

Joni and Friends Devotional | 20 March 2022

ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? IF NO ACCEPT JESUS NOW

Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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