In this particular post we[re looking at an element of Christian discipleship that ties us all together. It’s our common denominator as His disciples. We must learn to die to self to be faithful. There can be no obedience unless we choose to carry our cross to a place of death.
“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.”
But what does that look like? How can I know that I’m really doing this? Maybe this will guide you.
By no means is this list exhaustive. But that is good. The principle has room to fit all areas of your life, and the core idea of self-renunciation becomes the way your spirit operates. We deny ourselves so real life can begin.
There can be no resurrection power unless there is crucifixion weakness.
We must go to the cross daily and find our life. That is the way.
“This is a trustworthy saying: If we die with him,
we will also live with him.”
2 Timothy 2:11