Friday, April 06, 2007

DYING TO SELF!

When you are content with any food, any offering, any climate, any society, and any raiment, and any interruption by the will of God, THAT IS DYING TO SELF.
When you are forgotten or neglected, or purposely set at naught and you don't sting and hurt with the insult of the oversight, but your heart is happy, being counted worthy to suffer for Christ, THAT IS DYING TO SELF.
When your good is evil spoken of, when your wishes are crossed, your advice disregarded, your opinion ridiculed, and you refuse to let anger rise in your heart, or even defend your self, but take it all in patient, loving silence, THAT IS DYING TO SELF.
When you lovingly and patiently bear any disorder and irregularity, or any annoyance, when you stand face to face with waste, folly, extravagance, spiritual insensibility, and endure it as Jesus endured, THAT IS DYING TO SELF.
When you never care to refer to yourself in conversation, or to record your own good works or itch after commendations, when you can truly love to be unknown, THAT IS DYING TO SELF.
When you can see your brother prosper and have his needs met and can honestly rejoice with him in spirit and feel no envy, nor question God, while your own needs are far greater and in desperate circumstances. THAT IS DYING TO SELF.
When you can receive correction and reproof from one of less stature than yourself and can humbly submit inwardly as well as outwardly, finding no rebellion or resentment rising up within your heart, THAT IS DYING TO SELF.
ARE YOU DEAD YET??

7 comments:

Jacob said...

An awesome post, guys! Thanks for sharing it.

Who wrote it?

Peace. --Jacob

Maranatha said...

This was excellent!!! Good job!

Christopher Cline said...

Great Post Boy's

Lord Bless.

Julie's Jewels said...

Wonderful post!! This is something each of us should be doing each and every day....DYING TO SELF!! But do we really? Alot of people say they do but do they really? Let the first trial come their way that day and see how they respond...there have been days I thought I had put myself to death in the flesh that morning and found out later that day that I really hadn't. Thanks for this post!!

Sis. Linda Hutchins said...

Thanks for the post. It was just what I needed. Truly, I need to die some more. Keep up the good work guys. I shared this post with some other young people. You never know how the Lord uses your efforts.

The Good Reporters said...

Bro. Jacob,

Glad you enjoyed the post. I got the article from "The Flaming Torch". Here is the address. www.theflamingtorch.org

The Good Reporters said...

Sis. Linda,

I hope they'll receive a blessing from it. Thanks for your comment.