“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.”

Matthew 10:29-30

What are you holding onto? What is its value? Can you keep it by your own power?

The things God gives us, he will keep with us or take away for his own sake. Not only that, but whatever we give up, he will give us a hundred times as much! In our walk of faith, we must accept what stays and what goes as part of God’s plan for our lives. The alternative is trusting in one’s own ability to control every aspect of life.


God of all good gifts, give us today exactly what we need. Grant us the strength to walk away from what we think we want to keep to get all the abundant things you want to give. Amen

Ethan Kirl