If we have never denied ourselves and nailed our self-will upon the cross, we will live for ourselves and not the God who saved us. While we often will sing “I surrender all,” we often live our lives in a manner that says, “I surrender some of me” and all too often the portion I’m willing to give up really isn’t much at all.
Prayer: God, cause me to truly nail myself upon the cross- no longer my will be done but truly live to see Your will be done in and through my life for Your glory. Amen.
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live be faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”