"How to Find Your Life" (The Best Things. The Best Plan. Part 1)
The tallest buildings have the deepest foundations. When construction begins, there is a lot of time that passes before that building begins to change the skyline. This is because of all the work being done below the surface to lay foundation.
Digging and pulling out centuries of dirt and rock are necessary. There is a kind of destruction going on before construction can begin.
Before that building can live, something has to die. Your "cross" is all the lesser things that must die in your life. These must be dug out to make room for the best things that God wants to reveal, which are already inside you from the new birth.
What makes us worthy to follow Jesus are His things, His plans and His life. These "best things" are simply better than anything we have on our own!
Over the course of your life, you will have many opportunities to lose in order to gain. You will have to make the choice to dig out something old in order to gain something new. It's about experiencing resurrection life even while living. "That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection..." (Phil. 3:10)
When you make the choice to lose something that is not needed, Jesus steps in with a whole new level of life.
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“The Best Things.The Best Plan.” Vision for 2014