A YEAR IN PRAYER    "Using God's Word to pray"

Do you find your greatest pleasure in the fulfillment of your fleshly desires or in your obedience to the word of God?

Who is the real number one in your life, is it you, or is it the Lord?

Do you love your temporary life on earth much more than the promise of eternal life with Christ?

 

DAY # 184

TODAY’S REQUEST:

TO HATE OUR LIFE SO WE MIGHT GAIN IT IN CHRIST

Matthew 10:32-39 "Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. 33 "But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. 34 "Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 "For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter–in–law against her mother–in–law’; 36 "and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 37 "He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 "And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 "He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.
Luke 14:26 "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.
Matthew 16:25 "For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

HOW DO THE SCRIPTURES TELL US TO EXPRESS THIS REQUEST?

GIVING AWAY THE TEMPORAL TO SECURE THE ETERNAL

Mark 8:35 "For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.
Mark 10:45 "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
Luke 9:24 "For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.
Luke 17:33 "Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
John 10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
John 12:25 "He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
1 John 3:16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Philippians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.
Philippians 3:8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ