The Word: Luke 18: 28 – 30(KJV)
28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee. 29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake, 30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
Dig Deeper: Mark 10: 28 – 30(KJV)
28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, 30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
Think about it
To find ourselves is to discover who we are meant to be.
To find ourselves is to know who God made us to be.
To find ourselves is to unravel the master plan for our lives.
But we don’t find us in ourselves. We find us in him. Because we were created by him, in him and for him. It’s impossible to discover ourselves outside of him. Jesus said: He that wants to save his life will lose it. And he that loses his life will find it. So the way to find ourselves is to abandon and not care about our lives and lose it for him, make our lives secondary and him first. Then we actually find our life. What a contradiction! Completely opposite common sense!
Peter, James and John were busy fishermen, they had toiled all night without nothing, then the master came calling. He told them to cast their nets to the right side, they found loads of fishes, after they brought the fishes to the shore, he told them they would now be fishers of men, that was their calling, that is who he made them to be, that was the original plan of God for them, that was their purpose, that what they were created to be….. They left all the loads of fishes they had just caught and followed the master. You can call it madness or foolishness or anything you want to call it but something had come on them, they saw something with the master that made their personal ambition and pursuit now insignificant.
Whatever we do in life, medicine, accounting, law, construction etc To find out who we were really designed to be in him, there will come a time when our personal ambition must become secondary, it will seem as if we have decided to throw away our lives, then all of a sudden it would seem what we have thrown away is now looking for us by itself. To find who we are, we must first lose ourselves in him.
I must lose myself in him to find who I was really designed to be
Our memory verse for March 2018
Luke 9: 23
23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 3 lines:
Line 1: And he said to them all,
Line 2: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself,
Line 3: and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Once you say it a few times it will stick.
Prayer focus: Our next level prayers:
Lord help me to find myself in you.
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study: Masterlife now on the 2nd workbook: The Disciple’s personality