Is anything worth more than your soul? Mark 8:37 NLT
Our walk with God is up-close and personal. It is an individual journey based on our decision to love God with all of our heart. Not making the sacrifice to give up what pleases our desires–our will and our way–always results in conflict with the perfect plan of salvation.
Have you asked yourself, “What must I give up to be saved?”
Is it selfishness, pride, stubbornness, a bad temper, unproductive habits, dislike of people, the pursuit of success, the love of money, or an unequally yoked relationship?
Yes it will be difficult to evaluate your way of thinking and how you live in comparison to God’s standards. When you are able to identify and acknowledge through confession, the self-gratifying sins that you love, it is then that you have opened the door of your heart for Christ to change your life.
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT
Eternal life means living forever and ever, in God’s presence, and in a perfect and beautiful world. Do not convince yourself that the limited pleasures of this life compare to a glorious and wonderful life with God.
Challenge for life: Submit and align your will with God’s will!
Prayer for today: Dear God, I am ready to give up everything that prevents obedience to your will and your way for my life. I ask you to give me the strength to make the changes that are required to do your will. Thank you for the gift of your precious son that I even have the opportunity for redemption. I love you God because you first loved me. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen!
Sonya Johnson Ruiz