Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself? What could you ever trade your soul for?” (Mat 16:24-26 MSG)
I’ve gone through numerous versions of the Bible, but the bottom line always remains the same - either I ‘willingly’ make Jesus the Lord of my life, (with all that entails), or I am (and remain) my own god …!
Holy Spirit, please help me choose wisely. ❤️