My Grace-Full Life

6.27.22 Personalize the Word: Matthew 16:25



For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.


For {if} ________ desires to save his life {he} will lose it, but {if} ________ loses his life for My sake {he} will find it.


Jesus, Despite the saying, “life is short,” it’s really not. We will go on for eternity — either living life to the fullest with You, or separated for all eternity from You existing in torment and darkness. So, in the grand scheme of eternity, this time on earth is nothing but a blip and we should be choosing to follow You, no matter the cost. You have given clear instructions for eternal life: trust in You. Believe in the redemptive work You did on the cross and Your victory over death when You rose from the grave. Please equip us and encourage us to live boldly as Christians now as we wait for the promised eternity with You. In Your Name, Amen.


Disclaimer:  This is not meant to re-write Scripture. The Bible is clear that we are not to add or takeaway from it. However, if you’re a new believer — you may struggle to figure out how these verses apply to you… or if you’re a seasoned believer, you may have grown numb to the words from familiarity.  This exercise isn’t meant to alter or change God’s Word or the context of the verse.  Instead, the goal is to remind us how personal His Word is. The Bible is God’s love letter to you and me. As one person put it, “The Bible is the only book, where the Author is in love with the reader.” 

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