For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?”
Father, thank you for this cross you have called me to bear. Thank you for this opportunity to give myself to others. Thank you for calling me to lay down, my time, my money, my comfort. Help me to see this situation as an opportunity for you to demonstrate your power in me. I am grateful that you are developing the character of your Son in me as I walk through this circumstance. You are teaching me to surrender my life, my desires and my aspirations. Forgive me for trying to hold onto the dregs of my own shallow life, when you want to give me a more abundant life than I could ever dream. Pray Lord Jesus, do a deep work of cleansing in me. Amen.