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A Devotion To Serve: Serve Taking Up Your Cross

Serve Taking Up Your CrossI believe every person that has great destiny on their life will have to take this walk. I know some of you are asking, "What's a death walk?" It's been called different titles but for me this title describes it best.

The 'death walk' is when the Holy Spirit calls us to die to our self (our selfish desires & ambitions.) With that death, circumstances may come to us that appear as a demotion, rejection, setbacks, abandonment and even feeling forsaken. As many of you already know, this is only the tip of the iceberg that the death walk may bring.

But before you get depressed and tune me out. Don't forget all this is being ordered by the Holy Spirit. Have you seen a person in leadership acting arrogant, lately? Maybe prideful or just plain mean. If you've seen such a person, you can be sure they haven't been through the death walk recently.

The Lord speaks to Earma and me often in dreams and visions. Once, she dreamed, we (she and I) were being led through this extremely narrow place. It was so narrow; we couldn't carry any baggage. According to her, we had a lot. We had to drop every bag and every suitcase. We could only take ourselves.

The best part of the vision is when we passed through we came out in this beautiful spacious place. You may be going through a tight place in your life. But you can be encouraged God is with you; there's usually a blessing on the other side. The Word says the Lord chastens those He loves.

This is a difficult subject. So I don't want you to feel that I'm angry or mad while I'm writing this. Far from it, I feel the total opposite. This is peaceful for me because I've walked through several; I know the end results.

So if you are right in the middle of a death walk, the best thing for you to do is to die. Yes, I did say die. But here's what I mean, let the old man die and the new man come forth in Christ. Our Lord, the Christ, is looking for fruit that will remain. You can know at the end of every death walk comes a reward, sometimes even a promotion. If we are willing and obedient we will eat the best in the land.

Meditation Moment: Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth; for you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. -Colossians 3: 2, 3

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