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Thought for November 2021

“Most assuredly, I say to you,unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honour.”

John 12:24-26

 

The Gospels speak with one voice about the unavoidable cost of following Jesus: holding on to life lightly that God may hold on to us tightly.

How many of us long to be fruitful for our Lord and Saviour, and how quickly and often we recoil from the cost of that fruitfulness, which lies not in personal skill, strength or stamina, but in self-sacrifice and death to one’s dreams and desires.

Yet the Scriptures will not let us off the hook: to serve our Lord is to follow Him, and if His path was one that led to powerlessness. being at the mercy of His enemies, and Calvary, then so too will ours be.

May you continue to know the joy—yes, joy!—that comes from wholly trusting yourself to our loving Father’s hands and plans, and may your daily dying to self be used in His purposes for much fruitfulness.

Yours in Christ,

The Müllers Prayer Team


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