DYING TO LIVE:
DYING TO SELF TO LIVE UNTO CHRIST
PLUS A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE END OF THIS POST!
In the depths of our human nature lies a tendency to prioritize our own desires and aspirations, often at the expense of others. This inherent selfishness can lead to a life of isolation, dissatisfaction, and ultimately, a disconnect from the very essence of love and compassion. The Bible, in its profound wisdom, offers a radical solution to this pervasive human condition: dying to self and living unto Christ.
Understanding the Concept of Dying to Self:
Dying to self is not about self-deprecation or self-denial. Rather, it is a conscious decision to surrender our egocentric desires and align our lives with the teachings and example of Jesus Christ. It is a process of shedding our old selves, the ones driven by pride, envy, and self-interest, and embracing a new identity rooted in humility, love, and servitude.
The Transformative Power of Living Unto Christ:
Living unto Christ is not a mere act of obedience; it is a transformative journey that leads to a life filled with purpose, joy, and fulfillment. It is about aligning our thoughts, actions, and decisions with the principles of Christ’s teachings, embodying His love, compassion, and forgiveness in our daily lives.
Practical Steps Towards Selfless Living:
The path of dying to self and living unto Christ is not always easy. It requires a willingness to confront our own shortcomings, to let go of our ego, and to embrace humility and service. Here are some practical steps we can take to embark on this transformative journey:
1. Dying To Live Requires Self-Awareness
The first step towards change is self-awareness. Reflect on your thoughts, actions, and motivations. Identify areas where your self-interest may be hindering your ability to love and serve others.
2. Dying To Live Requires Us To Practice Humility
Humility is the foundation of selflessness. It is the willingness to let go of pride and acknowledge our limitations. Seek opportunities to serve others without expecting recognition or reward.
3. Dying To Live Means We Must Embrace Forgiveness
Holding onto grudges and resentments can poison our hearts and hinder our ability to love freely. Practice forgiveness, both towards others and towards yourself.
4. Dying To Live Means Seeking Guidance and Support
Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who share your desire to live a life of love and service. Seek guidance from spiritual mentors and leaders who can provide support and encouragement.
5. Dying To Live Means Immersing Yourself in Christ’s Teachings
Regularly study the Bible to deepen your understanding of Christ’s teachings. Apply His principles to your daily life, seeking to embody His compassion, forgiveness, and love.
The Rewards of a Selfless Life:
The rewards of dying to self and living unto Christ are far beyond any material gain or personal achievement. A life of selfless service and love brings a profound sense of fulfillment, inner peace, and a deep connection with God and humanity. It is a life that truly reflects the essence of Christ’s teachings, a life that leaves a lasting impact on the world.
As we embark on the journey of dying to self and living unto Christ, we open ourselves to a life of profound transformation, a life filled with love, compassion, and purpose. Let us shed our old selves, embrace the teachings of Christ, and become beacons of His light in a world in need of love and hope. Remember, the greatest gift we can give to others is our love, and the greatest gift we can give to God is our surrendered selves.
ALBUM : “DYING TO LIVE” COMING DECEMBER 15TH, 2023!
In celebration of this concept of dying to self and living unto Christ:
I am releasing my album “Dying to Live” on December 15th, 2023!
“Dying to Live” is my newest album coming soon!
It is a fun collection of original music that I created, performed, engineered, mastered and produced myself. It has some really unique stuff on it. I hope you like it.
Visit davidmichaelcray.com and go to my music page or my store and it should be on there the day of the release.
Also, itunes will have it on preorder on December 8th. I think you will really enjoy it! Thank you so much for your support!
Relax and enjoy the music just like a crayfish relaxing in a hot tub with some margaritas! lol! Ha! Ha!
GET A PINCH OF LIFE IN THIS EXISTENCE AND ENJOY!
And don’t forget to get Dying to Live” when it comes out Dec. 15th, 2023!
DAVID MICHAEL CRAY
TEMPLES OF THE SPIRIT PRODUCTIONS
More neat Crayfish Clan stuff at my bandcamp site here: