Die to Yourself

By   •   April 4

young man praying

In God’s economy, you must go down into the valley of grief before you can scale the heights of spiritual glory. You must become tired and weary of living alone before you seek and find the fellowship of Christ. You must come to the end of self before you begin to live. The mourning of inadequacy is a weeping that catches the attention of God. The Bible says, “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” The happiest day of my life was when I realized that my own ability, my own goodness, and my own morality was insufficient in the sight of God; and I publicly and openly acknowledged my need of Christ. I am not exaggerating when I say that my mourning was turned to joy, and my sighing into singing.

Prayer for the day

In the valleys I have been drawn closer to You, my God and Comforter.

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12 Comments

  1. William says:

    I need Jesus more and more each day. Through HIs love I awake each day feeling empowered by his grace.

  2. John Davis says:

    The Lord is our strength and deliverer, 2 Cor. 12:9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

  3. nancy says:

    little children say, “I can do it by myself!” But we as parents are always right beside them to make sure that when they stumble, we can help. Such is the Love of the Lord! Don’t be self-sufficient. Rely on the Lord :) Amen!

  4. Gerry says:

    No one enjoys trials and tribulations in life. However God permits them to help you refocus your attention on him and grow spiritually .

  5. daniel says:

    I need you jesus, without you i am nothing. thanks for this post and God bless you

  6. Blessan YR says:

    Lord, transform the INDIA…

  7. greg says:

    I need help to know more about God

  8. Joyce Paul says:

    Nothing in our life is as vital as Honoring HIM. keep Honoring HIM and speaking words of Faith.
    GOD BLESS US ALL! amen.

  9. Penny says:

    ‘You must come to the end of self before you begin to live.’…that says it all for me.