Today’s Affirmation: I die daily.
It is just crazy that to find myself I must first lose myself. Huh??!! The only way to truly live is to first die. This affirmation came directly from Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:31. He is reminding the church that without death we can not rise. Reading first Corinthians 15 we see that Paul is taking this opportunity to remind the church in Corinth of why they believe.
The entire Christian church is founded upon the death and resurrection of Jesus. Without the death there could be no resurrection. It is the same with us. Without our death we can not be raised in the spiritual life God has intended for us.
God has me on a personal mission to encourage others to be who they are. The Mercy Me song encourages me daily. This is who I am, no more no less. Just yesterday I was writing a speech on “I AM”. I have been thinking that because of my life experiences I am who I am. Today God brought me to this scripture and this affirmation. “I die daily”. I am who I am when I die to my flesh and I rise again in the spirit. DAILY. It is a razor thin line of standing on who I am while losing who I am.
Maybe this is why Paul backed up and reviewed in this Chapter of 1 Corinthians to remind the early church of why they believe. 1 Corinthians 15:10 says: “by the grace of God I am what I am”.
We are who we are but ONLY by the grace of God. At what point in each of our lives do we tire of only living for ourselves. For me, it was at the bottom of a deep valley of deceit, addiction and brokenness. Only when I died did I truly find my purpose and my passion. I chased after the desires and goals of others like they were mine. Why? To impress others who didn’t even know me? I thank God today for this death.
I thank God today as I die for Him. God help me to die; to crucify my flesh so I may be raised up in Your Spirit today.
- What are your thoughts about this scripture calling you to die daily?
- What needs to die in you?
- Have you experienced the life found in Spiritual birth?
- Can we die long enough to get a glimpse of His glory intended for us, today?
Raise us up in Your Spirit today. I am who I am in You.
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