It sounds challenging.
It sounds like it’s too hard, too much.
We must deny ourselves….
– summit our will.
– decide to do what God wants instead of what we want.
It’s not natural.
It’s normal for us to look out for #1.
It’s natural for us to be self-centered and Captains of our own Universe.
But Jesus came and turned our universe upside down – inside out.
He tells us to deny our sovereignty over our space and submit to him in order to save our lives.
By denying ourselves and letting God reign as King of our Universe, we gain it all!
All of the important stuff.
The stuff that counts.
Forget the big houses, new cars, and money……that’s just stuff.
We’re talking about the most important things like ….
purpose for your life…
And how about joy?
How much joy do you have in your life?
Everything good comes down from the Father of Heavenly Lights. (This is one of my favorite verses from James 1 that we’re eventually going to memorize in our Sword Fighting Class)
So we exchange our frustrating, disappointing, heart-breaking attempts to control of our life for God’s control of our life and he makes his dreams for us come true.
I love that exchange!
Thank you, dear Father.