Today I was thinking about this question. What does it mean to really follow Christ? Of course it means that we have made that life-changing decision to ask Him to be Lord of our lives. But when we agree to that, we may not fully understand that it means Lord of everything. Every. Thing.
So really, following Christ isn’t just saying yes to Him. It’s saying no to the world over and over and over. Every time we say no to something the world offers we are saying yes to Jesus again. We are reaffirming our commitment to follow Him.
It’s a daily, moment by moment, kind of thing.
The decision to follow Christ is really a collection of daily choices made one decision at a time. Forever.
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” – Matthew 16:24 (ESV)