Jesus said, “He that loses His life… shall find it” Mt 10:39. Strict terms indeed.
In the beginning man walked with God in the highest and the best life. “In Him we live and move and have our being.ˮ Acts 17:28.
“Remember that in the far country all the prodigal spent was his father’s property.”G.C. Morgan.
In order to be restored to that life we must lay down the life we have known, and it’s not an onerous task as most people would admit, to lay down the old sad, troubled, and sorrowful life. It is the thought that one must submit to a Lord and Master, to be buried with Him and arise to a new life, one that acknowledges Him as Lord and Master.
Those of us who have surrendered our lives to Him witness that it is a joyous submission. It is good to come into the garden again, (walk with God) and begin the cultivation of this new life. As G Campbell Morgan says, ‘Not merely that the desert life of man is handed over in order that it may be possessed by Him, but that the desert life, being possessed by Him, shall be made to blossom as the rose. Not that the dry and arid distances of the wilderness are simply to be given to Him, but that He will make rivers run through them, the rivers of God which bring life wherever they come.”