Follow-up to yesterdays post.

February 24, 2007 at 2:11 pm 1 comment

If you haven’t read what I posted yesterday (I don’t want to die) then this quote won’t make sense.  You can read yesterday by scrolling down.

Why is it that Jesus is so adament about us dying to ourselves and crucifying ourselves?  This quote I found somewhere answers the question.

The quote is from pastor/author Erwin McManus: Jesus wants to take us to places only dead people can go.

What do you think of that thought?  I am really thinking about where it might be that Jesus would take me if I would just go ahead and die. How about you?  Any one willing to share where you think Jesus wants to take you, if you could just die?

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Entry filed under: Christianity, Faith, Jesus.

I don’t want to die. Stab me in the front.

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. 1ofHis  |  February 24, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    I’ll take a stab at it! Being dead to self and alive to God means to me that we’re not weighed down by the cares of the world. We’re free! Jesus can use us more when we’re free (or dead to self) because we’re not wasting any time, not being selfish and look at things from a spiritual or eternal view. If we would truly comprehend what God tells us in the Bible and put it into action, I think our lives would dramatically change. We are supposed to be doing the same things that Jesus did when he lived on earth as a man. He told us not to worry about what we will eat, drink or wear-that God would take care of all our needs according to His riches in Glory. If we added up all the time we spend on the computer, watching TV, etc. etc. and used that time instead to spend with God, we would know Him better; know ourselves better and would be able to let go more easily the things that slow us down. We have to remember that it’s all about God and not about our own selves. If we want to be the greatest, then we must be the servant of all!

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