DENY SELF AND LET GOD BLESS Peter expressed concern that they had left everything to follow Jesus and Jesus responded "ANYONE WHO GIVES UP HIS HOME, BROTHERS, SISTERS, FATHER, MOTHER, WIFE, CHILDREN, OR PROPERTY, TO FOLLOW ME, SHALL RECEIVE A HUNDRED TIMES AS MUCH IN RETURN"  [Mt 19:29 TL]{Mk 10:30}{Lk 18:29}. Yes Jesus encourages us to "DENY" [Lk 9:23] ourselves  and put what God wants ahead of everything including family and possessions. However we can be blessed with family and possessions when we are blessed by God for following Jesus. Do you give up a lot to follow Jesus? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures