Matthew 16:24 “Then JESUS told HIS disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow ME!”
From your heart flows
Increase which cannot
be copied when at the helm
HE WHO alone gives us Life.
As such, only power
from Heaven’s CREATOR
can fuel earthly footsteps
to duplicate CHRIST’s.
Yet partial pretenders
build selfish foundations
based solely on wanting
one extra, one more.
Their house then of cards
trembles thus on Sands’
surface where winds which
are slightest break down
their front doors.
So whatever the want of
one soul without JESUS,
this servant confirms that
such “greed” shall decrease…
…each gain that’s desired!
As such, choose Surrender
embracing instead HIS
As HIServant reminded to proactively kneel in faith,
Devotional: 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your anxieties on HIM, because HE cares for you.”
Psalm 55:22 “Cast your burden on the LORD, and HE will sustain you; HE will never permit the righteous to be moved.”
Cast all anxiety and evey burden upon the LORD! These verses we know well.
But what about your goals? Your Hopes and definitions of Success and Achievement?
Another well known verse. Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of GOD and HIS righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
Seeking HIM first means spiritual goals and GODly depth is most important.
THEN! Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the LORD JESUS, giving thanks to GOD the FATHER through HIM.”
So one’s prioritized goals and hopes are entwined with the commandment to do everything in HIS NAME and not decrease our attention on JESUS.
Consider Revelation 2:4 “Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the Love you had at first.” That’s the Love of GOD and for GOD.
Seeking worldly increase above seeking CHRIST is error. Can’t mince words or dilute that in any way.
“Forfeiting Forward!” then echoes the truth found in Matthew 6:33.
The strength to make it through the storms of this life requires a forfeited heart whose focus clings to the LORD GOD.
The wisdom to avoid and rise above the pitfalls of life comes solely to those who value HIS WORD above their own advice or that of others.
Surrendering every step to the compelling of GOD, however HE desires, is then 5
the epitome of self denial.
HE holds both the correct direction AND the best move for your soul to take!
Amen and amen!