Dying to Self
Dying to Self
To turn from a lifestyle of Edging God Out to one of Exalting God Only requires dying to self. It is not accomplished by simply learning new external behaviors or erasing existing behaviors. We need to come to the point of surrendering all that we are to God, to be used for His purposes. The lives that we live are lived in the power of the Holy Spirit, as if Christ Himself were living through us. Where do you need to die to yourself and allow Christ to live through you?
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. —Galatians 2:20
Prayer: Jesus, I am grateful that the Christian life is not a self-improvement program. I thank You that through Your sacrifice I can die to myself and through Your resurrection I can rise to live in the power of the Spirit. Remake me in Your image. Empower me by Your Spirit. Transform my heart and mind so that I live, think and act like You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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