38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. – Matthew 10:38-39
I am at camp this week with a bunch of youth and adults, so I wasn’t really sure if I would be able to get the devotions out this week, but so far, so good. There is a special air at a youth camp or a retreat when all the distractions are taken away and we can concentrate on what is truly important. The speaker at camp mentioned these verses tonight as he shared with the rest of us about surrendering our lives to God. Sometimes, it seems easier to talk like this at camp that it is to live this out in the everyday push of our lives. But this is what we are called to do. Our lives are not our own. We have been bought with a price. We cannot give Him more than He has given us. That is why we surrender all.