Wednesday, April 27, 2016
some are, some aren't
He points out that some aspects of our lives before we begin to become what God made us to be are reflected in the final product. But other traits or habits in our lives are done away with. And that helps us make sense of the dichotomy between "dying to ourselves" and Christ bringing "life, and life more abundantly."
Jesus wants you to live your fullest, most complete and happy life. And there are things in your life now that, even though they seem good and helpful, are actually standing in the way between you and the life that He is calling you to. So those are the things that we need to "die to".
But He never calls us to a death without a resurrection.
God, please help us find the ways that we can come closer to You - and find the deepest joy.