…If any of you want to come with me, you must forget yourself, carry your cross and follow me…if you lose your life for my sake, you will find it’ ‘Mat 16:25 If you want to save your life, you will destroy it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find it’
GNT – This world will tell you that these words are crazy; this world says to us to gain our lives, we must find our lives to save our lives. How often do we hear, finding the real you, is an enlightening experience; become self-sufficient; do things for yourself; finding yourself is a time of harmony: develop your own philosophy or belief system that will carry you throughout the rest of your life; this is the world speaking. The greatest mistake Christians make is trying to save themselves, instead, we should kick back, relax and hand our lives over to Jesus our Lord & Savior, let Him take control, let Him lead, let Him guide our way and open the doors. Yes, we need to work to live, but don’t live to work; live to do God’s work, find a Passion in Christ, go show God’s Love, feed the poor, clothe the naked, heal the sick, look after the widows, visit the jails; there is so much we can do from our own corners of the world.