The Give-Up Season series
Give Up You! We have made a focus of looking at Giving Up during this Lent season and here is the motive behind the whole thought. Jesus said very clearly, if you choose to save your life you will lose it. Saving your life means to save what you want to be you and it is contaminated with self-inflected nonsense (SIN). Our need to satisfy ourselves usually out weighs our desire to live for Christ. It's a no win situation there is no victory in preserving our self-inflicted nonsense- to die is gain, if you die for the sake of Christ. Ask your self if you can live just for Jesus and stop thinking about what you got to have? Give You Up for Lent!
Matthew 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
God of My Life (Psalm 42:8), after all You've done, after all You've given, after all we can think of we still have to give You thanks. For all You do, for all that You are doing, for all we can imagine You doing in the future we need to praise You. We decree and declare blessings with an oneness for the open hearts and minds of men, women and children who in this season understand the sacrifice of giving of themselves, so that when the harvest has come there will be bountiful outpouring of Your Spirit representing the testimony of the sacrifice of Your Son Christ Jesus. For the sake of the Kingdom we pray, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.