PRAY // We’re constantly thinking about, planning for, and protecting our own lives. But Jesus tells us that the secret to saving our lives . . . is losing it? It’s counterintuitive for sure. But the truth is, we will never grow in our faith and relationship with Christ if we refuse to let Him have control over our lives. If we really want to live full, exciting, meaningful lives, then we must “lose” our life by giving it to God. What things in your life are you holding onto with white knuckles? What areas in your life are you afraid to let go of or lose? Today, ask God to give you the courage to hand over those things—and your life—to Him.