Jesus said that to be a Christ-follower, you have to give up your life. When you become a Christian, you give up the right to live your life. In return, Jesus Christ gives you the life that He has planned for you. It's the best trade you'll ever make: your plans for His plans. It's a pretty sweet deal, once you get to know Jesus Christ in a personal, relational, daily-life sort of way. The truth is that Jesus Christ is our treasure. We get Him!
God has encouraged us with His word. In the Bible, there is a true story of a woman who was flat broke, except for a small amount of oil in a jar. God told her to borrow as many jars as she possibly could. Then, she poured oil out of the jar and filled all of the other jars. She was able to sell the extra oil and pay off her debts. Our life is like this. On our own, we are flat broke. With God, our days spread out in front of us like little jars. God is faithful and fills us daily, providing for us as our Dad in Heaven.
We're a family on mission to bring the good news of Jesus to the Philippines.