Jesus put it this way in Luke 9:23, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
IMHO (In my humble opinion) we put far too much energy in trying to live…have pleasurable experiences…attain a sense of happiness.
Happiness is a poor substitute for joy. It’s a faux joy. Happiness is overrated. Happiness depends on external experiences that we judge as positive. Joy depends on embracing the inner reality, “Christ in you the hope of glory.”
It’s not about expecting sadness and calling it spiritual. That’s crazy! That’s not spiritual truth at all!
It’s about a shift in how we perceive true reality.
If you dare…ask the Lord to guide you to an understanding of what dieing really is. It’s one of those truths that is better caught than taught.
One of the most entrenched forms of “false living” is in the area of having to be right. Even the kind being right that humbly masquerades as submission, but – on the inside – says, “I’ll give in…but, I’m still right!”
What you’ll discover is what I am discovering a little bit each day…
There is no death in dying…into Jesus!
What Are Your Thoughts?