I desire to come after Jesus, and therefore I must deny myself, and take up my cross and follow Jesus. (Matthew 16:24)
I do not desire to save my own self-life.
I lose my soul-life for Jesus and will find it. (Matthew 16:25)
I am not ashamed of Jesus nor His Words. (Mark 8:38)
Jesus says, “Let Michael deny himself. [insert your name here]” (Luke 9:23)
I must take up my cross DAILY. (Luke 9:23)
I offer my body a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God. This is my reasonable service. (Romans 12:1)
I reckon myself to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus my Lord (Romans 6:11).
I do not let sin reign in my mortal body, that I should obey it in its lusts (Romans 6:12).
Sin shall not have dominion over me, for I am not under law but under grace. (Romans 6:14)
I must run the race in such a way as to receive the prize. I must run as if only one person in this world will receive the prize. I want to receive the prize of an eternal crown. (1 Corinthians 9:24)
I am temperate in all things. (1 Corinthians 9:25)
I run not with uncertainty. I fight not as one who beats the air. (1 Corinthians 9:26)
I must and do discipline my body and bring it into subjection. This I do so as not to be unfit or disqualified for God’s greater works. (1 Corinthians 9:27)
I always strive to have a conscience without offense towards God and men. (Acts 24:16)
My light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for me a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while I do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (1 Corinthians 4:17,18)
I always carry about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in my body. (2 Corinthians 4:10)
Death to self must work in me that the life of Jesus may work in others. (2 Corinthians 4:12)