Dying to self…


I heard an evangelist say, “Religion is hanging around the cross, relationship is getting on the cross.” That spoke to my heart. Am I willing to die to self for the Savior of my soul?

Galatians 2:20 says, My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (NLT)

Dying to self is the hardest thing in the world for me. I catch myself daily living in my flesh. I haven’t quite mastered the process. However, I am working on it, some days more than others.

Did you know that self spelled backwards is flesh if you add the “h”? Well close enough that I got the message.

8 thoughts on “Dying to self…

  1. adoptingjames says:

    “Religion is hanging around the cross. Relationship is getting on the cross.” Very good words to hear. It’s always good to be reminded of the subtleties of legalism and religious bipartisanism this day and age. Thank you.

  2. terry1954 says:

    i agree. it is the hardest thing to do. i fail also, but thankfully, i can go to jesus and ask for forgiveness

  3. Wanted to say thanks for stopping by prayingthebible and liking my post, Be Still. You have a very moving story and I look forward to reading more posts! Blessings on you. Shelley Ring

  4. thewideopenwindow says:

    Lovely post. Thank you for visiting my blog recently. I’ve read your story and think we have much in common. I hope we can inspire each other. Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  5. bitesizedevotionals says:

    I love that quote! And your blog is inspirational!!

  6. Kaniala Kaea says:

    My sister I’m proud of you for your Open heart to True Love because, Jesus said in Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus told his disciples, If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. He lived a Life Of Love, Lets live as He did.

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