Craig from Lifechurch.tv ended his series on “Give Up To Go Up” with this post which gets to the point, that nothing we own or achieve in this life is as important as our relationship with Jesus. Whether it’s money, possessions, people, in the end what matters is having a good relationship with God. Sometimes to deepen our relationship it requires giving things up, giving up time, money, pride.
We can be rest assured that as we give things up for God, it will not be in vain. What we receive through Christ will far exceed what we have now.