The Gain of Loss

We don’t set out to lose our souls, in fact we are born with our being in a ‘lost’ state, or ‘lost’ realm… a disconnect, if you will. Proof is, we work, toil, and ‘build memories’ trying so hard to ‘fund ourselves, justify our presence on this planet, and worse, bring meaning/understanding to the purpose of life… inadvertently trying to fill that ‘God Shaped Hole‘, as the band, Plumb has voiced.

One of the more prominent passages for this is Mark 8:36, which states; “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?“, which clearly reminds us to ‘save our soul’ OVER obtaining things; intangible over tangible; things of heaven over things of earth.

Easy… well, not really… tough actually, for ‘man’, but the very Blood of Jesus paid the toughest price for us to enjoy that soul saving grace. As the song above noted, only God can fill that void… we can patch it over… we can obscure it… we can even ignore it, for a time! But, once you surrender to His calling and willingly follow His leading, ‘…all these things shall be granted unto you’. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, confirms; “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.“, which is to say that His glory will fill that void, His Spirit will fill that God Shaped Hole, and your priorities will be all in place… and the ‘gain the whole world’ part will come as His blessing to you, but according to His will. It will NOT seem natural to follow Him, those odd paths He wants to lead you on may not make sense, and that’s exactly where your love for Him is demonstrated by your trust IN Him! His is a transforming experience. When you lose yourself, you gain Him… He gives it all right back to you, but blessed with His presence, guidance, and love… the Gain of Loss!

Published by G.W. Bill Elliott, Jr

Bill is a born-again, yielded, devoted servant and follower of our Lord Jesus Christ, whose “heartbeat” is to glorify Him in his personal, family, ministry and leadership roles and in his relationships with others.

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