The Problem With Peter

By William Carrol

July 18, 2010

July 18, 2010 – Peter’s problem was not that he was impetuous or quick at the lip. At the base of all Peter’s issue was the Cross. The Cross doesn’t promise that when we agree to walk with God that the storms in our lives will cease. The Cross doesn’t offer a “mountain top” religion with all glory and no pain. There is nothing pretty or desirable about the Cross. Nobody wants to suffer or have the deepest issues of their heart uprooted. Nevertheless the Cross must become central to a Christian’s life. When we choose to identify with the Cross we are choosing to die to a self-centered life and to live a life that is others-centered. Sometimes the biggest Cross we have to bear is coming to terms with the fact that we cannot bear our cross in our own strength. Give up your “power” to help yourself and let God’s power lift you up and take you where you cannot go in your own strength.

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