Like pouring a bottle of lukewarm water into the vast ocean, or emptying the jars of bitter wine into a vineyard we must learn to empty ourselves of anything that may impede our growth and maturity in Christ.
Let’s recognize in ourselves attitudes and behaviors which are self-centered and which stifle the hand of God in the midst of our circumstances. You and I can not have it our way, and God’s way. Let go, and let God!
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.