LET US BE A BLESSING
05 DEC 2021
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
God’s desire is for us to become like Him
Whoever wants to follow Christ must follow by the way of the cross
God is inviting us to be disciples of Jesus so that we can live out our calling to be a blessing to the world
Our desire for God should come not out of obligation but out of love
Do we have the desire to be like Christ?
Desiring to follow God requires sacrifice
If we are determined to follow God, all our actions have to align to it
The cost of following God is to leave some things behind
It calls for us to dare to dream and to submit that dream to God
In pursuing God, we will face difficulties and disappointments.
We have to put our trust in God that He will never forsake us even though it is hard to see the end result.
We need to have a determination in our heart to trust that God is doing His work
This determination is not of our own will but it comes when we exchange our weakness for His strength
It is the grace of God that sustains us and helps us to take the next step
It is God that fulfills the calling in our lives
We have to let go of our lives for His sake
Only when we submit our lives to Him, that we will find it in Him
We will be fulfilled by God only if we seek Him with all our heart.
We will never be lacking or lost
It is in the letting go of our lives and receiving His calling for us that we come to a place of finding rest in God
Reward of following Jesus Christ is joy