“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 14:33

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said,

“Those of you who do not give up everything you have

cannot be my disciples.”

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– Luke 14:33 (NIV)

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REFLECTION…

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Our Lord emphatically requires us

to be completely detached from possessions.

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We are foolish if we think we can follow our Lord without renouncing all our possessions.

This renunciation should really bite:

our heart has to be unencumbered by anything material if we are able to follow in our Lord’s footsteps.

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Our Lord asks everyone

to practice genuine detachment and generosity in the use of material things.

If we Christians have to be ready to give up even life itself,

then, with all the more reason should we resolutely renounce possessions.

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Besides, for a soul to become filled with God

it must first be emptied of everything that could be an obstacle to God’s indwelling.

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PRAYER…

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Lord, increase my faith.

I want to place You above everything and everyone,

and to be ready to renounce all for Your sake.

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Lord, protect me

from anyone and anything that comes in the way of my personal relationship with You.

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Lord, protect me from my greed,

from my selfishness

and from my short-sighted ego.

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Lord, protect me from myself,

as I gladly offer all I have up to You.

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Amen.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Lord, I want to give up everything I have for Your sake

and gladly offer it all back to You.

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