“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.” (Hebrews 12:1-4). It says endure the cross with joy. How could Jesus carry his cross with joy? Because he was doing it out of love for his Father and us. Has the Lord given you a cross to bare? Ask him to help you bare it with joy. The Lord loves a cheerful giver. The joy of the Lord is your strength. They that bare the cross shall receive the crown. No triumph without a trial, no testimony with out a test. No victory without a battle. God spoke to Moses and said; What is that in thy hand? If the Lord put a child in your hand this is your responsibility to God, this is your cross. You can carry this cross with joy and receive a crown, or carry it with grief and murmur and complain and miss the blessing that the Lord wants to give you and actually bring on God’s judgments and chastisements upon you, and hurt all that are around you. This you will have to answer for and you will receive a great reward for teaching and training that little child that Jesus has given you, his little sheep that you have been made a Shepherd or Shepherdess of, if you love me feed my sheep. “He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed My Sheep.” (John 21:17). THIS IS YOUR MAIN JOB ! “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” (Daniel 12:2-3). For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. (2 Corinthians 5:10). So don’t complain, but pick up the cross which the Lord has laid before you, and follow Jesus and do your best for him. Even if your cross is heavy and has splinters, do it now. Now today before the opportunity is gone hold that fast which thou hast let no man steal thy crown. This message is for you. If God has placed children in your care. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1-2). “But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:14).“And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”(Luke 9:57-62). “for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10b).
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen