The fight against lust is image against image. Don't just pray and wait and try to avoid. Actively put effort into seeing Jesus.
A bad eye is one that can't see that mercy is more precious than money.
If your emotions are drawn more by material things than by Christ then you probably aren't seeing the beauty of grace.
How can we know whether to persevere through persecution or run away from it?
Jesus had love to suffer for us that we might have faith to suffer with him.
To grow up into the fullness of the stature of Christ includes emotional transformation.
It is a supreme irony that the people at the cross should look on the dying Savior and mock him with their own misunderstanding of this saying.
When we make disciples, we bid people to come and die to their old, destructive ways and to live for Jesus, who loved them and gave himself for them.