Just when I thought I died on the altar yesterday or last week………oooops, there she goes again! She thinks she will overrule, she thinks she is the leader. She sometimes even gets her way but I declare she must die! Who is the “she” that I am referring to? She is my flesh! She rises up and wants to rule. That is all she knows, but I declare as the Apostle Paul declared, “I DIE DAILY!” ( I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. –I Corinthians 15:31)
Dying to self is something that we must do each day. We must present ourselves to our Lord as living sacrifices, so therefore the flesh must die, our own self will must die in order that His will be done in every area of our lives. So you see we are living dead men/women! The sacrifices of the Old Testament required death of the animals. The sacrifice required of us requires death of our flesh. We offer spiritual sacrifices unto our God with our praise and also our lifestyle.
Let’s encourage one another to live the Holy lifestyle that God is requiring. It is a fight! We must prepare to die daily. Yes, a slow painful death it is at times but it is well worth it! Lets keep putting a smile on our Lord’s Face! So God, if you provide the fire……..I will be the sacrifice.
Blessings to you!
Minister Denise Godfrey