For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 16:25
Reflect on today's verse for a moment. The question you must ask yourself is will you surrender your life to God? We can boldly declare our love when things are going according to plan. But will we trust God when our lives seem to be falling apart? It is tough to let things go when what we are holding on to is important to us. Will you let go?
Jesus gave us a promise that if we lose our life for Him, we will find life. What are we holding on to that is more important than God? We value things that are nice, but they don't compare to the presence of God. God is not forcing us to receive His promise. He is telling us if we give up control and lose ourselves in Him, we will live a life beyond our imaginations. In Him, we don't have to worry. In Him, we don't have to be afraid. In Him, we don't have to perform. God is giving us the opportunity to be free. He is offering us eternal acceptance in a world that constantly rejects us. He is offering a home that we don't have to work to stay in. He is offering an opportunity to be one with Him.
Our moment is now. We can turn from trying to make our lives better through our works and rest in the finished work of Jesus. God does not want us living for Him but rather living in Him. Today lose yourself in God and live free of worry and fear. Let love lead you. For when you do, you will always be alive.
Thank you for taking this journey with me the last 7 days. I pray that you are inspired and encouraged to lose your life in God, so that His life can be seen through you. God bless you.
Until next time....