You will never have resurrection power unless there is crucifixion weakness.
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 ourselves 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. I think it’s worth prayerful consideration
By no means is this list exhaustive. Hardly. But you know that may be good. The principle of crucifying self then has the room to fit all areas of your life–the core idea of self-renunciation becomes the way your spirit operates.
“Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
“Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.”
We deny ourselves so real life can begin. There isn’t any other way to follow Him.
We must go to the cross daily in order to 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