What does it mean to “throw away your life?” It means to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, says Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California.

Citing Mark 8:35, Warren explains in his daily devotional that to “throw away your life,” is to “submit yourself to God for his purposes.”

“Only those who throw away their lives for My sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live,” the verses read, in part.

Pointing to Romans 6:13, which says to: “surrender your whole being to Him to be used for righteous purposes,” Warren encourages believers to “Live a life of purpose.

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