†Bring it to the cross†
I have an amazing mentor and solid leadership to help me out in our church (they are ever so patient with me, amazing). In a sermon I listened to on child rearing, the pastor makes the statement, "bring it to the cross". Confused by this, I made a point to speak with Barbie about it the next time we talked. She explained it to me, made perfect sense, and didn't have any questions about it.
Yet, as I've pondered this, I can't help but still be slightly confused. Not about the concept - makes sense, and she explained it well. But how on earth to enable this or put it into action? Prayer comes to mind (as that's what she explained) but really, it still goes beyond me on how enable the cross and leave things at the cross in my personal life. I don't know why I'm not getting it - it sounds very simple, but I just don't get it. How can my head totally understand the logic but the rest of me still be standing there, "duh... huh?" open mouth, slack jawed...
So, for those of you who read this blog, would you be so kind as to leave scriptures, links to sermons, personal stories - whatever you have or care to share about enabling the cross. I'm sure I must have enabled it in order to begin walking with Jesus, but since the line has become blurred about whether that was when I was LDS or not I am doubtful I understand - really understand how to enable to the cross. Or maybe, it's just my legalism coming into play thinking, "Prayer? That's it? Perhaps a certain prayer or maybe a particular ritual?" I want to wrap my head and heart around this, but just can't seem to. Help please!