Thought and Prayer for Friday, June 18, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
June 18, 2021 LET GO
There are some things that people will just not let go. Some examples are their opinions about certain things, their beliefs, or their feelings. People feel so strongly about their opinions that they will not let go of them to even attempt to listen to the opinion of someone else. People want to hang on to what they believe as a crutch to help them with whatever situation they are dealing with.
God tells us the tighter we attempt to hold on to something, the greater the chance we will lose it. When we attempt to cling to our lives and not give them to God, we will lose so much. However, when we let go of our lives and give them to God, there is so much to gain.
We should practice letting go and letting God take control. God tells us if we give up our lives for His sake, we will actually save our life. When we have faith in God so much that we are willing to let go of what we tend to cling to, then we will begin to see great things work out all because of God.
Mark 8:34-37 “Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” (NLT)
1. Write what you tend to cling to in this world.
2. List ways you can give up your life for God.
3. Know God’s Holy Spirit can help you understand His word.
4. Pray asking God to help you give Him all your worries in this world.
Dear Lord, help us, we pray. We need to remember to take up our cross daily and follow You. Remind us that if we cling too tightly to this world, we will lose our relationship with You. If we try to hang on to our worldly things, we will lose them all. What matters most to You should matter most to us. Help us to give all our worries, cares and concerns to You remembering we are to care nothing for our lives or this world we live in. We are to only care about You and have faith in You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
1 Peter 5:7 “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (NLT)
John 12:25 “Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity.” (NLT)
Exodus 14:14 “The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” (NLT)