Good afternoon! Before I leave for my vacation I wanted to leave you with today’s blog!
TFTD: What are you willing to give up?
Matthew 16:25 (NKJV)
25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
Life is all about give and take. In order to gain certain things, positions, accolades, possessions, etc., you have to give up somethings. My question for you today is, “What are you willing to give up in order to gain more of Christ?”
We live in a “Have it your way” society. People want, what they want, when they want it, and they want it right now. Some people will lie, steal, cheat, and kill to gain titles of power. Some people will turn on their own families in order to gain an extra dollar. I’ve witnessed people go through some extreme lengths in order to have their way and please their flesh. I am here to tell you what the word of God says, If you desire to have things your way and to please your flesh you will lose your life. Our flesh desires things that are contrary to the word of God. I don’t know about you, but I cannot afford to put my flesh before God or I will run the risk of dying physically, mentally, emotionally, and more importantly spiritually.
What are you willing to give up in order to gain a closer relationship with Christ? What fleshly desires are you willing to let go of in order to have eternal life? Are you willing to give up fornication, drinking, cussing, stealing, fighting, lying, cheating, drugs, idolatry, homosexuality, bitterness, jealously, anger, malice, pride and more? Are you willing to put God first before your desires?
I made a decision to surrender my life to Christ a long time ago and it has not been easy, but it’s been worth it. When you decide to give your life to Christ, you will gain eternal life (John 3:16). Everytime I’ve tried to do things my way I’ve struggled and caused more damage to myself than was necessary. Now, I’m willing to give up a lot in order to gain a deeper intimate relationship Christ. What I give up doesn’t even compare to what God has waiting for me. It’s so worth living for Christ. What are you willing to give up?
I pray that you take time to examine your heart and examine your relationship with Christ and see what you need to give up for HIM!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis
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