May 22 Bible Reading
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Jesus often tells us we must do the opposite of human nature in order to follow Him.
We must do the opposite of human nature to find eternal life.
He uses things we understand to show us the nature of things we do not understand.
Times like today.
Jesus tells us that we must die to the world in order to receive true life while predicting His own death in John 12:24:
Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. (John 12:24 NIV)
The more we hold on to what is status quo we lose the opportunities to receive what God offers us. This is not just true in material things. It is true in material things but they were meant to be an example of something greater. This truth is most evident in spiritual things. Here’s what I mean plainly.
If you are holding on to bitterness you will only be able to hold onto bitterness. If you are holding on to unforgiveness or grief… you will on be able to have those things. As easy as it is to write, it is a multitude of times more difficult to do… but we must let go of these things.
What is holding you back?
If that question doesn’t cut you to the core I don’t know what question will. Take some time today and ask yourself this question… “What is holding me back from receiving a life filled with abundance of joy?” That is what God wants for us. For Pete’s sake He sent His only Son to die so you could have it. Don’t waste that! Make it count.
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