Deuteronomy 16:1-17:20 / Luke 9:7-27 / Psalm 72:1-20 / Proverbs 12:8-9

Standout Verse:

Luke 9: 23-25

“Then He said to them, “If anyone desires to come after me let Him deny Himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.  For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses hilife for My sake will save it.  For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world and is himself destroyed or lost?”

Following Jesus means stepping down from the place of power and authority in our own lives and giving it to the Lord recognizing that without Him in the lead, we are sunk.  It’s saying, “Lord, I am desperate for You, I need You…lead me.”  It’s an everyday commitment to wake up and walk with Him knowing that as we do, we will grow deeper in our knowledge and understanding of Him and we will live lives that produce great fruit! 

A relationship with Jesus is the pearl of great price – it’s the most valuable thing we could ever live for. There is nothing this earth has to offer us that is anywhere near as precious.  Chasing after things void of Christ only leads one way – ruin, separation and destruction. The only way to truly LIVE is to lose our life (give it to Jesus)…when we do this we are saved!