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June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

"What Does It Mean to 'Throw Away Your Life?'"

“Give yourselves to God … surrender your whole being to Him to be used for righteous purposes.”  Romans 6: 13 TEV

Let me tell you a truth.  When you surrender to God it’s not about giving up an area.  Surrendering to God means you’re laying down every area of your life.  The reason for that is that God wants you to be a giver not a taker.  That’s what Jesus was talking about when He talked about that saving your life/losing your life stuff.

Our verse for today says “surrender your whole life to Him to be used for righteous purposes.”  It’s living a life of purpose, serving God by serving others.  It’s considering that you’re on an adventure; ready to do whatever God wants.  

So what happens when you finally say to God that you’re going to live for Him rather than for yourself?  Well, the first thing God says to you is, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously and He will give you everything you need.”  (Matthew 6:33)

The question is, how do you make the Kingdom of God your primary concern?  You care about the things that God cares about.  What does God care about the most?  People!  That’s why He sent Jesus to die so that people could live with Him forever.  It’s not about money, fame, things or any such stuff.  

When you surrender your life to God and make the most important things in your life the things that are most important to God, He will take care of all your needs.  

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don