Friday, March 28, 2014

Finding your life

Jesus said, "Whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it."

The word "save" can also be translated as "heal" or "make whole."

The harder we try to make our lives whole, to fill in what we perceive to be its blank spots or our weaknesses the more we will lose our life, the more it will be eaten up & wasted, the more we will miss out on real life around us.

To lose your life is to stop trying to control it, stop worrying about it, It is to lose it, lose track, forget about trying to grow it & heal it & find things to add to it. It is realizing that your health, wholeness, & security is God's responsibility. But not in the sense that "He is God & He controls everything." It is His responsibility in the sense that He is your Father. So unlike how we often see God, His goal is not to "do things TO you" but to "go through things WITH you," like a Father taking care of His child.

So to "find your life" is to "find YOUR LIFE WITH HIM!"

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