Read Matthew 16:13-28.
Devotion by: Melissa Adams
Thankfully, Peter recognized that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the living God. He became the greatest evangelist of all time and provided us with an example of what it looks like to take up our cross, which is absolute surrender to Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
If we surrender our lives to Jesus, our actions reflect this surrender, like the way we talk and the way we treat others. We live knowing that the Creator of the universe spoke life into us, that He wanted us specifically, that there is a purpose for our life, and that we’re deemed precious by the King of Kings. We worship and praise the greatness of Jesus, and thank Him for our salvation.
We need to be intentional about seeking Jesus, so when life becomes difficult, we’re not overwhelmed. There are many ways to fill our hearts and minds with the truths we so desperately need. We can read the Bible, worship, pray, listen to Christian podcasts, surround ourselves with Christ followers who will be a source encouragement, encourage and serve others, and work on having a thankful heart. These practices are the best way to build a faith that will combat anything tough that comes our way. Then we’ll be ready to answer, “Who do you say I am?”