Christian Devotional – September 20, 2012

Mark 8:35–For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel will save it.

Are we a spiritual hoarder? Do we try to tuck away our life, intent on saving every piece of it for ourselves? The Bible is very clear that if we are focused on keeping and preserving our own life, then we will ultimately see it slip away from us. If we are focused on giving our life to the gospel and being obedient to God, then we will save our life.

Lord, it seems backward that to save our life we must lose it, yet that is what You ask of us. I give my life to You to do with as You please. I will no longer hold back trying to keep safe that which I cannot save anyway. It’s yours.

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