“Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.” Mark 8:34-35 NLT
What does it take to follow Jesus? The bottom line is you need to give up your life. Let it go...give control of your life to Jesus.
Jesus says that if we try to hang on to it...if we try to control it, we will lose it. We have to be willing to give it all away.
How about it? Who has control of your life? Following Jesus means doing what Jesus says...living as Jesus guides you to live.
“So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own.” Luke 14:33 NLT
Relinquish the ownership of your life to Jesus and you will find true freedom.
“Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”” John 8:31-32 NLT
Giving up your life in order to save it. It really does work.
Bro. Joe Metts