And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? - Luke 9:23-25
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. - Matthew 6:24
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
There is no Joy like releasing our lives to a Father who knows our fears and desires. He calls us to rid ourselves of things that are meaningless. He longingly calls to us, saying: "...Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."