Daily Read – Leviticus 24:1-25:46; Mark 10:13-31; Psalm 44:9-26; Proverbs 10:20-21
So Jesus answered and said,
"Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers
or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands,
for My sake and the gospel's, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time -
houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands,
with persecutions - and in the age to come, eternal life.
But many who are first will be last, and the last first."
My Kingdom bears absolutely no resemblance to the world system. Actually, nothing in My Kingdom makes sense to the logical and reasoning mind, but only to the redeemed spirit of man. The Kingdom looks upside down to the world.
I love taking the foolish things in the world to confound and baffle the wise. I am the God who never changes, but I am very unpredictable.
Many who strive to become first in this world will be last in Mine. Those who live a surrendered life before Me seeking My will above theirs will be exalted from lowly places to high places of authority. The lower you go, the higher you soar in My Spirit. Humble yourself before Me and I will lift you up. This goes against the grain of the world's mind-set.
Nothing you surrender and give to Me goes unnoticed or unrewarded. When you release everything you hold dear and near, I return it to you a hundredfold in this life, not to mention the blessings that await you in eternity.
Out of obedience to Me, Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son. In this action, I saw that nothing would stand between his love for Me. I not only gave his son back to him, but I made him the father of many nations.
Are you willing to surrender your house, children, family, job, ministry, and everything you hold dear into My hands? In releasing and leaving them to Me, you not only get them back, but also I bless and multiply them in the return.
Surrender all and follow Me
Precious Holy Spirit, I ask You to reveal to me anything that I have not released to Christ. I want nothing to stand between Your love and myself. I take this opportunity to surrender everything and everyone in my life to You. I leave them all in Your hands and choose not to take them back. My entire life belongs to You and whatever You direct me to do; I am free and willing to do it. Wherever You lead, I will follow.
The returns are enormous!