Losing to Win

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Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their lifewill lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. – Matthew 16:24-25

Losing something in life is a painful experience. Whether it is a much beloved person, item or position … it hurts. When we experience loss, we may feel a bit lost ourselves until we come to grips with it.

What if we intentionally lose something, giving it freely knowing the cost? That may seem a bit crazy unless there is a purpose. When Jesus is the reason we give up something that means a lot to us, we will discover something new about ourselves. God is a giver. We cannot out-give God. You can trust that as we give freely to God for the Kingdom purpose, we will definitely find some special treasure that has eternal value.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for being the One I can trust today. I pray that I am intentional in giving of my life to You today. Amen

Faith Tip: Go beyond your box in giving of yourself to Jesus today. See what treasure you will find in your life.



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