Matthew 16:24-26 NLT – 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.25 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.26 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?
It is obvious from observing our world that our body, the human body, is decaying as time goes by because of age (law of entropy). You can see the law of entropy working in all physical things on earth. But our soul and spirit does not have to become worse as time goes by. If we start to learn to follow Jesus, our soul and spirit can become stronger, healthier, and better. And it is not affected by the law of entropy! Our spirit is eternal! Jesus wants us to invest on our spirit and soul more than on our body, thus Jesus does not want to actually take from us, but He wants us to have His version of a better life, and it even becomes better through eternity!
Our body may last for 100 or 110 years (wow that’s quite long!), but our spirit will keep on living without end. For eternity! As I said before, anything you divide by infinity is ZERO. So 100 or 110 years of your body is actually like a ZERO compared to eternity.
Jesus wants to exchange our current losing life, with His adventurous wonderful life! He wants us to have it NOW, even up to eternity! It is an unfair exchange for God, but that is how much He loves us! Give up your own dreams for your life, and take Jesus’ best life for you. God loves you! He does not want to take. He wants to give!
Prayer Starter: Lord Jesus, I believe your Word that you have the best plans for my life. I am willing to let go of my own plans, and accept your greater plans for me. I let go of my plans right now, and I receive your plans. When my plans hinders your plans, I will choose your plans. Help me everyday to continue to walk in your plans for my life. Thank you Jesus. Amen.