Not to be Preaching or Anything…

2 Apr

1 Corinthians 2:2 says, “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.”

Christ was beaten, spat on, mocked, and left to die, hanging, on a cross. This is a horrid site to picture in one’s mind. I’d really rather not imagine a man who is bloody, naked, and left to die the most painful and humiliating death one could at that time. Just looking at Christ being killed, people would say that He is not a powerful God, but…

He rose! On the third day, post His death, Jesus Christ rose from His grave! Now, that’s not powerful?
Christ has come, He was sent, to live on earth, as a human in a fleshly body; He did not sin though!

We are to have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16b) and die to ourselves daily, so that we may decrease and He may increase (John 3:30). “For we have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave Himself for me (Galatians 2:20).”

Today, in the midst of conversation about the Bible, someone said that Christ died to Himself as He died on the cross. He may not have wanted to go through with all of that pain and suffering, He may not have wanted to live on this earth for that purpose, and He may have felt like He had so much more He wanted to do before dying. But… He died. He died to Himself. He let His Father, God, take over and fulfill the plan that He created.

Christ, in a sense, died to His fleshly body and let God reign. How much MORE of a testimony is that for you and I?! He lived a perfect life on earth and is now ruling all of the heavens.

This concept is something I feel like I’ve learned a trillion times, but it’s something that I believe I’m never going to be able to learn fully. Basically though, the bottom line is that I want to be a girl who is know as a Christian. I want to be seen and have people question why I’m different then everyone else that’s my age. I want to go out into all the earth and tell others of the cross and what is has done for my life. The cross has saved me!
John 3:16 is a verse that almost everyone knows, it says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” … “For God so LOVED the WORLD, that He GAVE His ONLY Son, that WHOEVER BELIEVES in Him should NOT PERISH, BUT have ETERNAL LIFE.”

My last few words before ending this post is: Be a light in this world. Be respectful. Show God’s love in your life. Learn how to die to self, like Christ has also sort of done. Point to the cross. Give Him all the glory and praise!


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