To live is to die
Today's devotion is based on Matthew 16:25, which says "For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it."
This statement from Jesus can be quite startling as it goes against our natural instincts to want to save our lives. However, it is only when we surrender our lives to Jesus and make ourselves available to Him that we can truly experience the fulfilling and adventurous life that He has planned for us, both in this life and in the next.
Let's pray together: Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for sending the Holy Spirit into our midst. We recognize that we need Him to open our eyes to who You are and what You have done for us. Help us to grow in discernment and courage to speak the things of God rather than human thinking. We pray this in Jesus' name. Amen.