Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Daily Resurrection

"If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." - Luke 9:23

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!"
 - Romans 5:8-10

If Christ calls us to die daily, surely he calls us to resurrection daily. For to die daily is to die to our sin, that we might live as new creations. We do not take up our crosses for the sake of self mutilation, we take up our crosses for the joy set before us of new life!

Christ calls us to surrender to take up our own cross. But this so that we may walk each day, according to the power of his Spirit and not our own strength. As he has said, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power if made perfect in weakness." 

How much less we would fall if we surrendered to our own cross each morning and rose to face the day in the power of God's Spirit!


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