We have got to see this and know how important it is for us to live as new creations. If we want to be followers then we have to follow. It is simple, we give up our life and our thoughts and let the Spirit lead us. We can only do this using Him for our strength. We will always have sinful thoughts in our mind because of the sin of Adam but Jesus is telling us to turn from what is in our mind and open our hearts to the truth because that truth will set us free.
He says in verse 35, “If you try and hang on to your life, you will lose it…” We must let it go and open our hearts to learn and grow to know and believe who Jesus is and desire to belong to Him. 1 John chapter 4 verse 9 says, “God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him.”
Are we going to choose Him and live in Him or are we going to know Him and follow our sinful nature that is in all of us? We are told in Luke chapter 10 verse 27, “…You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind…” We can’t have one foot in the world we must let go and let the Holy Spirit and the word show us the way and then follow it glorifying God in all we do. Amen