Monday, October 5, 2009

Dying To One's Self




To truly reflect the glory of God and to be an effective light of the world and salt of the earth as admonished by the Lord, we have to die to our own worldly self. We have to truly humble ourselves and acknowledge that everything in our lives are truly for the Lord alone. That is total surrender, when we kill any identification to our selfish, worldly and self glorifying self. In other words, we are dead to this world and alive for the Lord alone. And as we continue to walk in the way of the Lord and obey His own will in our lives, then we are opening ourselves to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit to change us from glory to glory until we reach the whole measure of the fullness of Jesus Christ. That is the true yardstick of the real Christian. We die to ourselves and we live for the Lord alone. And in the process, we open ourselves to many trials because the work and purpose of the Lord in our lives must be accomplished so that the characters and virtues God wants to develop in us can reach its full fruition. Such is the transforming power of God to those who have fully surrendered their lives to Him. Peter, who was a sinful fisherman and one who disowned Jesus Christ, was transformed into a bold leader of the fledgling church of God after the death of Jesus Christ. Paul, whose hands bore the blood of Stephen and other Christian martyrs, was transformed by God to become the greatest and boldest propagator of the Gospel of Christ to the gentile world. If we truly love God and if we are truly desirous to please Him, then we must die to ourselves and live for His glory alone. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.


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8 comments:

Tey said...

I am getting there Mel and I am working hard to transform some part of myself. I have recognized it but just don't have the courage to change them but now I am ready to. Thanks to my CFL religous community
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
The Bible said, "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God" (1Corinthians 10:31). We are not asked to sacrifice or endure extraordinary things. We just have to offer all our acts, thoughts and words to God for His glory alone. This is living for God and dying to one's self. Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi BlogAdder,
Thanks, I will consider that. God bless.

heiresschild said...

hi Mel,

you've been in my thoughts and prayers. i know your country has been experiencing some torrid weather, and i pray continued peace and safety for you and your family and prayers for your country as well. i'm always in touch with Pia, and she keeps me informed and updated.

dying to self isn't as bad as it seems, if we allow God to take total control of every area of our lives. fasting also helps in putting, and keeping our flesh under subjection. if we practice doing the right things at all times, knowing God sees everything, it makes it easier to walk in love.

i can do ALL things thru Christ who gives me the strength to do all that needs to be done.

good post, as always.

peace & blessings,
sylvia

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sylvia,
Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers. Our country really need them. Dying to one's self is not as complicated and hard as it seems. It simply means we have to offer our every thoughts, actions and words to God so that they may be sanctified. It also means complete surrender to the will of God in our lives. It is the actualization of the Lord's Prayer when we prayed that God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Thanks for your most welcomed visit and comments. God bless you always.

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