14th Anniversary Devotional: Day 13

EXPOSE The Gospel

For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.

Mark 8:35 NLT 

This verse explains that those that live for themselves will “lose” their life. In other words they will never find what they are searching for. However, those who give up their fleshly desires to live in full surrender to Jesus Christ will live fulfilled and have eternal life. Today, think about what areas of your life that you are holding on to. Is it your schedule, is it your finances, is it a bad relationship? Now ask yourself, why am I holding on to these things, why can’t I fully surrender this to God? Is it fear…is it pride…is it doubt…what is hindering you from losing these things for the life of abundance that God promises?

Prayer:

Praise God for being a God of His word and for the promises He has given us. Ask for forgiveness for times when you have held on to things in your life hoping for fulfillment. Thank God for being our source for all that we need. Pray for a spirit of obedience in order to release those things we have put before God, those things we are holding tightly to. Pray that God would give you peace and a desire to lose your life for Him.

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