gospel monday

Gospel Monday

Fact: “…Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17

My intention in writing “Gospel Monday” is that all would hear the good news of the Gospel and believe in the salvation we have in Jesus Christ! This last weekend I was challenged by a chunk of Scripture in Matthew and I wanted to share what I learned.

Matthew 16: 24-26 {Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus}

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

This passage tells me that as we follow Jesus, it will cost us everything. Our selfish desires, our expectations, our reputation. At face value, that doesn’t sound so great…however, because we see the amazing grace that was shown to us on the cross, we no longer count our life as the most important thing in the world to us! We only count Jesus as the most important thing to us: His will, His love, His grace, His character, HE IS KING!

Then I was challenged with a very intense question: “Is there anything you would say no to God about?”

Wow…I would like to say, “NOW WAY, NO HOW!” But because I know that my affections can be pulled every which way at times, this question haunts me. I can only pray that God would give me the absolute trust in Him that He requires. That I would count my life as nothing and Christ as everything! And because God loves me, I know He will answer this prayer.

Lastly, I wanted to share an encouraging hymn. This hymn encourages my heart and brings me to a place of worship before God. It helps me to remember the amazing truth of God’s power and the life I desire to live.

“You would Reign” – Starfield

You thought of us before the world began to breathe 
You knew our names before we came to be 
You saw the very day we fall away from you 
And how desperately we need to be redeemed 

Lord Jesus 
Come lead us 
We’re desperate for your touch 

Oh great and mighty One 
With one desire we come 
That you would reign that you would reign in us 
We’re offering up our lives 
A living sacrifice 
That you would reign that you would reign in us 

Spirit of the living God fall fresh again 
Come search our hearts and puify our lives 
We need your perfect love we need your discipline 
We’re lost unless you guide us with your light 

Lord Jesus 
Come lead us 
We’re desperate for your touch 

Oh great and mighty One 
With one desire we come 
That you would reign that you would reign in us 
We’re offering up our lives 
A living sacrifice 
That you would reign that you would reign in us 

Hope you were encouraged by the Word of Christ today!

xo sarah

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4 thoughts on “gospel monday

  1. Thank you for my Gospel Monday… I too think No Way,No How, but I know I fail him daily but find comfort in his Mercy and Grace. He is my King Jesus !!!

    Thanks again
    love mom

  2. Love this. It such a hard question to think about, and I know we all have things/people we would hate to see be taken away. But keeping the perspective of Jesus being the ultimate prize, focus, and reason is so important. And if we share the gospel with the ones we love there’s less fear of them being taken away, because we know we’ll be reunited some day.
    Thanks for sharing your heart for The Lord so freely. Love you!

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