(Jesus speaking) “… Get out of my sight, Satan! For your heart is not set on God’s plan but man’s!”
Jesus had his disciples and the crowd gather around him. And he said to them: “If you truly want to follow me, you should at once completely disown your own life. And you must be willing to share my cross and experience it as your own, as you continually surrender to my ways. For if you let your life go for my sake and for the sake of the gospel, you will continually experience true life. But if you choose to keep your life for yourself, you will forfeit what you try to keep. For what use is it to gain all the wealth and power of this world, with everything it could offer you, at the cost of your own life? And what could be more valuable to you than your own soul?
If you are ashamed of me and my words while living among sinful and faithless people, then I, the Son of Man, will also be ashamed of you when I make my appearance with my holy messengers in the glorious splendor of my Father!” (Mark 8:33-38 TPT)
I read a quote from Derek Prince recently saying: There are two kinds of Christians. There are those that think Jesus revolves around us and our needs, and there are those who realise that we should revolve around Jesus.
It's not what I want, it's what He wants. It's not what will He do for me, but what will I do for Him. ❤️