Apr 29, 2012

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Lose your Life | Matthew 10 32-39

Lose your Life | Matthew 10 32-39

32 “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven. 34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn ” ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law– 36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’ 37 “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

 

When I read this piece of scripture it makes me examine my own life.   Verse 39 really makes me second think the life that I am living.  39 “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”  I think you can take this verse two ways.  The first one being literally losing your life for the sake of Jesus and the other being a more metaphorical loss of one’s life.

I believe personally for me, losing my life for God is a progressive movement.  Each day I see a piece of who I used to be die and at the same time I see a piece of Him take its place.  On days that I slip up I see a piece of Him fade and a piece of me that I thought was gone for good resurfaces.  Our lives are a continuous struggle between good and evil.  Hopefully at some point in my life I will be able to look in the mirror and see nothing left of my former self…but instead a reflection of Him who is living within me.  Our lives are in perpetual motion….moving towards or away from Him at all moments.  Which direction are you heading?

 

 

 

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