And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? – Matthew 16:26
Loss is just a word. A scary word, and don’t think the enemy doesn’t use that as often as he can. I know he uses it in my life.
“How much more will you have to lose?” he has whispered into my life this past week. A little more often than usual.
In speaking and studying with my son this week, I have been reminded of a beautiful truth. It came just in time, as God always plans it to be.
Is anything worth more than your soul?
Is pain relief worth more? How about regaining abilities? Driving, running, going, doing…. What if I were offered total healing? Is anything worth more?
And oh, how He holds my soul securely, right in the palm of His hands. He’s gone to prepare a place for me. If it were not so, He would have told me. And if He goes to prepare a place, He will return to bring me home.
Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless. But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God, just like your faithful service is an offering to God. And I want all of you to share that joy. Yes, you should rejoice, and I will share your joy. – Philippians 2:16-18
But I will rejoice.
Yes, Lord, may it ever be. My life and everything about it…. every hour, every struggle, every single tiny detail…. belongs completely to You. I lay it down. And in that I find joy.
I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him. – Philippians 3:7-9
Oh what a prize I have attained. Through His grace alone, unworthy as I am, He will come for me. For me.
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. – Philippians 1:21
to live is Christ…..
to die is gain…..
How can I possibly lose?
Holy Father, You are the only perspective I want. Thank You for using my amazing son to help me remember my focus. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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