Where else but in the Christian life can one surrender and become the victor, and for the first time, experience total freedom? Where else but in this Christian life can one give life away and gain it?
Mark 8:35 "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it."
This is what our Master said. Give it away, and you will have it. Try giving love and compassion away. The more you give, the more you have. Give forgiveness instead of revenge. Help someone who cannot give you anything in return and see what happens. Your heart bubbles with joy! On the other hand, give away constant murmuring, criticism, and harshness and see what happens. That is who you become. We heard one man say: "The older I get, the more like myself I become." With God's help, that can be a positive statement, I want to identify himself with.
May God's richest blessing rest on all today, and remember that you are loved!!!