I am pondering today on dying to self. I know that as Christians, this is a major lesson that we need to learn.
I think that the major heart-cry of kingdom minded Christians is to see God's kingdom come here on earth. We want to see His glory. Today as I was thinking about the glory of the Lord being revealed through me and in my generation, the Holy Spirit dropped a question in my heart that sounded a little something like this: Are you ready and willing to carry the weight of His glory?
I'm learning that there is a weight -a responsibility- that comes with representing Jesus. Revival comes with a price. It is a price that we, as Christians, must pay. We have to be willing to take up our cross. We have to lay down our own lives for the sake of the gospel. That is what dying to self is. It is realizing that it no longer matters how you feel. The things that your flesh desires are of no consequence. All things in life begin to point toward seeing God's glory revealed. The things of this world start to fade away and you can see the big picture more clearly.
I want to die to myself. I want to die to my selfish desires. I want to die to this world so that God's glory can be revealed in me. I know that it will cost me and I'm glad that God is taking His time to groom me. I'm glad that this time is being used to nurture the relationship that I have with Him. My prayer is this: that we will fall madly in love with Jesus. That we will run hard after His heart and that in doing so, we will receive the strength we need to carry the weight -the responsibility- of His glory. Now is the time for the sons and daughters to be revealed.