Posted by: Pure Glory | 04/23/2015

Die To Self And Follow Jesus

Unless grain of wheat 01by Hazel Straub

God calls us to die to ourselves and to live for Christ. Death to our selfishness is not a  popular topic but we are called to die to ourselves daily and take up our cross and follow Jesus. This results in dying to our flesh with its pride, stubbornness, rebellion, passions, lusts and desires.

Seeds have to die and lose their personal identity, to release the power inside. A small acorn when planted in soil, dies and eventually becomes a huge oak tree with many acorns. An apple seed dies to its seed shape and becomes an apple tree filled with hundreds of apples that have many seeds.

Jesus laid down his death and died to that we and untold others would live. When we follow him and die to our flesh, Jesus gets the glory and many come into the kingdom of God. Never despise small beginnings!

“Timeless truth I speak to you: Unless a grain of wheat falls and dies in the ground, it remains alone, but if it dies, it yields much fruit.” (John 12:24 ABPE)

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