To deny oneself is to be aware only of Christ and no more of self,
to see only him who goes before and no more the road which is to hard for us.
Once more all that self-denial can say is: "He leads the way, keep close to Him."
"...and take up his cross."
And so it begins, another year of keeping close with my Maker.
I'm done looking at how hard the road is.
I'm done focusing on everything but the main thing.
I want my afflictions to be eclipsed by His glory.
Where He leads, I follow.
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:33