(The following is a transcript of a declaration made by Zeb Morgan at the One21 Summer Experience. His declaration was made on behalf of his generation.)
I declare that I will cast all of my problems and worries upon the Lord; Pick up my cross and follow him. I have often held personal grunge and baggage inside myself that distances me from God, and distorts my view of God’s grace. Whether it be addictions, disrespect, lying, cheating, stealing, lust, idolatry, desire of worldly things or failure I still feel I can’t escape sin.
In Romans Paul says that, “we were buried with him through baptism into death in order that just as christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life”.
As I threw my little piece of wood into the fire, I looked around and realized how many of you likely share my struggle. In that moment I realized, with Jesus on our side anybody can change. I don”t know if everybody knew what it meant to throw that piece of wood into the fire meant; but I’m inviting you to take the next step. To join with me. To declare to cast of our worries upon the Lord. To pick up your cross and follow Jesus.