Sunday, March 9, 2008

Dying to the Old Way

"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life." (John 12: 24,25) Many plants die off every year in order for them to flourish the next. The same is true when it comes to following God, we have to die to the old way of life, to be reborn and flourish in the new life. As Jesus had to lose His life to overcome death and save us, we must also lose our lives to Jesus. If we die to the earthly world, and the things that are in it, and follow Jesus allowing Him to live through us than we shall live. We will be given eternal life and God will honor those who honor Jesus. And, like Jesus' death the process can be extremely painful but when you get to the other side it's beautiful, glorious, and well worth it!! Amen! Love, Beau