Just being real ………….. All week I have had two things going through my mind. When I quote a scripture to someone do I believe it for myself? The second one is the lyric I heard, “Worship is more than just a song.”
When we signed up for this walk with Jesus, we signed up to die. To die to ourselves, to be living sacrifices Holy and pleasing to God,
Romans 12-1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship.
Revelation 12.11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
I hear this scripture quoted all the time but only the first part. How convenient to leave off the last part about dying to yourself.
I look at these two scriptures and see how they go together. You have to die to yourself before you can be a living sacrifice
I have to admit that dying to myself is not the simplest thing to do. At times it comes very easy when it is convenient, but what about when it is not? I got out this old book I have called “Let Go” by Fenelon. The letters in this book were penned during the 17th century. Anyhow when I opened it, I see the letter titled “the discovery of death and self.” I have underlined in the letter “you asked for a remedy, that your problem might be cured. You don’t need to be cured, you need to be slain! Then I go back in my journal and I am reading along when I come across the part of my journal where I did a 40 day fast and there it is again the exact same quote.
What needs to die in you today?
Whenever you quote a scripture to someone do you ever think that it doesn’t apply to you?