But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Philippians 3:7 NASB
God of overwhelming magnitude. With You eminate joy, peace, contentment, eternity, relevance, life, meaning, love, worth, my very soul. I choose You to follow, love and put You, Lord Jesus, above all others and myself. I deny myself before You and take up my cross and follow as Your disciple. My life has been crucified in You. All that I am is Yours. All that I have is Yours. I have calculated the cost Lord and I choose You!!! For Your sake, Lord Jesus, I give You my life. My life is in You. I surrender all in Jesus name, amen. Luke 14:26-28, 33/Matthew 10:37-39/Matthew 16:24-25/Mark 8:34-35/Luke 9:23-24
🌹For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26 NASB For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Mark 8:36-37 NASB For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? Luke 9:25 NASB
which He (God the Father) brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. Ephesians 1:20-21 NASB
🌹Prayer: All powerful, mighty God, my Father; all things were created, both in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Jesus and for Jesus. Jesus, You spoke to Your disciples, of which I profess to be, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Jesus, You were crucified, put to death, but God raised You up putting an end to the agony and power over death!! Hallelujah, I rejoice that You sit at the right hand of the Father far above all rule and authority and power and dominion. You are ruler over all people. Your name, Jesus, is above all names. In Your name, Lord Jesus, I find my confidence to face the world for Your purpose and glory! Amen. Colossians 1:16/Matthew 28:18/Acts 2:24/Philippians 2:8-9 NASB
The Lord is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me? Psalms 118:6 NASB
Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28 NASB
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way. Psalms 139:23-24 NASB
Examine me, O Lord, and try me; Test my mind and my heart. As You have declared Lord God. “Repent and turn away from all your transgressions, so that iniquity may not become a stumbling block to you”, I turn now from every evil way in me. Help me amend my deeds and seek no other God but You. Incline my ear to listen to You Lord God. O Lord, lead me in Your righteousness and make my way straight before me. Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul. Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. In the glorious name of Jesus, amen. (Psalms 26:2/Ezekiel 18:30/Jeremiah 35:15/Psalms 5:8/Psalms 143:8, 10-11 NASB)
🌹Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. John 14:6a NASB
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. 1 John 4:9 NASB
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:17-18 NASB
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. John 5:24 NASB
🌹I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20 NASB
The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things;
Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:24-25, 30-31 NASB
🌹Are you ready for judgement? Jesus was the furnished proof to all mankind when He was raised from the dead. The Lord of heaven and earth Himself gives life and breath and all things. Will you use this life and breath to worship, praise and serve Him? Set aside the ignorance of mankind and repent now. Be ready.
You alone are the Lord. You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You. Nehemiah 9:6 NASB
Say to them, ‘As I live!’ declares the Lord God, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?’ Ezekiel 33:11 NASB
The living God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. The compassionate God desires the best for you. What level of desire do you have for others around you to avoid death and know the best life?
🌹Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6 NASB In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. John 1:4 NASB
I love the Lord, because He hears My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live. Psalms 116:1-2 NASB
I love the Lord. . . Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.
God is listening. He has inclined His ear. He wants to hear from you. He wants to hear your supplications (humble prayer, earnest request of one in authority).
He, God, who has authority over all creation, all things. Take your hurts, your struggles, your pain, your anguish, your fears, your uncertainties, your lack of faith, your questions, everything to Him. He is life. He is the way. He is the truth. God will not steer you wrong.
🌹God is the wisdom you need. Call upon Him today. He is waiting.
“However, the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price, for I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God which cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.” 2 Samuel 24:24 NASB
What are you willing to sacrifice to God? What have you placed on the altar of God? Your Sunday morning in church? What about the rest of the week? Your mornings, or a designated time each day, to prayer and Bible reading? Your time to serve others? In and outside the church. To praying for and sharing the gospel with your neighbor? How much are you willing to used by God?
Jesus gave His life.
🌹saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the third day.” And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. Luke 9:22-23 NASB
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.