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Living for Him

Overall, life is easier when we live for Jesus. I didn't say perfect. I didn't say mistake-free. I didn't say never falling short. It's just easier putting Him first and denying a life of doing and saying things that look nothing like Him. 

Do you know know why living for Him is better than simply living for ourselves? Because whenever we're high He has our back and whenever we're low He has our back. We can't rely only ourselves. How would we know if we were on the right track? How would we know if we were going to end up in a good place? You understand? What I'm saying is that if we're not led by the Lord, we're not being properly led and we will end up in pretty bad shape. So to me, it's a no-brainer -- living a life with Jesus in it, simply makes life better. We have direction and guidance. He loves us unconditionally and He is available any time. Therefore we have a right to call ourselves blessed.

Matthew16:24-26 is proof. It says, "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?" 

Live for Jesus.
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