Wisdom From Oasis

You Have to Die Every Day

Hello, Beloved Reader! I’m Faith. Thanks for visiting me today.

I’ve experienced death in my life. I’ve been to some visitations and funerals. I know death comes to all, and sometimes it’s swift, sometimes it draws out, sometimes you know when it’s coming, and sometimes you don’t. But, today, I’m not talking about the last breath we breathe at the end of our lives. 

Today, I’m talking about the death we all must accept every day.

As Christians, we are children of God, bought with a price of blood, and given the promise of eternal life. But, as humans, we mess up. We say the wrong things. We give in to temptation from time to time. Sometimes we don’t try as hard to get it right because trying to get it right is hard.

“I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.” — 1 Corinthians 15:33

We, as humans, must die every day. Not literally die, but figuratively. We have to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow God. We must decrease so He can increase. To be a Christian is to be Christ-like and, therefore, we must be less like ourselves and more like Jesus.  Do you see what I’m getting at here?

 We must die, so He can live within us.

If you are a born-again Christian, I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Sometimes we have to stop and think. Sometimes we have to be reminded of what the Lord’s will is. Sometimes the world and all its problems weighs down on us like a ton of bricks. Evaluate your options when you’re faced with a choice. Find the one that best suits what you believe Jesus would do in your situation. Not what you would do. You have to deny yourself, no matter how uncomfortable it makes you. God is the Father and we are the child.

God is the Chief, and we follow Him.

He is our prime example. Just think of how the world would change if more people denied themselves. Think of how lives would be changed and hearts touched. Think about how many problems could be solved, and how many mistakes could be avoided, if we all died a little more each day, and let Christ live through us.

I think the world would be a much better place.

–Faith Cross

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