Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
JESUS didn’t deny the cross. It was HARD but He knew it was the only way to experience the extraordinary.
If all you do is dip your toes in the water and wiggle them around – all you get is wet toes.
If you want to be ALL WET you need to be ALL IN.
For how long will you only dip your toes in the water? How about going ALL in for once?
How about surrendering ALL to the Lord and MEAN it when you pray.
When you were born again…you were baptized FULL body. It was one of the symbols of the type of life you were getting into – THE FULL YOU with nothing left out!
Leave NO area of your life outside the command of JESUS.
Everything you have kept away from Him has remained the same.
How about going on your face and saying “God – respond to this matter in JESUS’ name. I’m here, I’m not rushing out to watch TV. All I need is you…I mean it. Here is proof…look my phone is switched off. My door is closed.”