12 April 2017

God's Word for Wednesday, 4/12

Then he told them [the disciples] what they could expect for themselves: “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat—I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? If any of you is embarrassed with me and the way I’m leading you, know that the Son of Man will be far more embarrassed with you when he arrives in all his splendor in company with the Father and the holy angels. This isn’t, you realize, pie in the sky by and by. Some who have taken their stand right here are going to see it happen, see with their own eyes the kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:23-24 MSG

p.s. We are soliciting prayer for Chuck M, who's facing a critical medical condition which could be fatal at any moment. Your prayers for him and his family would be most appreciated.



LindaG said...

Thank you, Reverend. What is the MSG Bible you refer to?

Rev. Paul said...

Linda, it's The Message Bible, which I really like.

LindaG said...

Thank you, Reverend.