Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?"Matthew 16:24-26
1. You are called not to hold out, but be sold out.
2. Living for Jesus will cost you something, but the rewards are worth it.
3. The real purpose of life is found in serving.
Lord, I thank you for calling me to follow you.
I have decided to follow you and not turn back.
The world behind me, the cross before me, no turning back.
Help me, today, to keep my heart right, my focus right and my priorities right.
I will look to you to direct my next steps and anticipate great things ahead.
Amen! Amen! Amen!