Saturday, April 18, 2020

Living the Crucified Life

Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]
Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained,
But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being.
And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross! Philippians 2:5-8 AMPC

When our now eleven year old granddaughter was three years old she said to me, “Jesus is God!" I was amazed that she already had the most basic fundamental truth of Christianity in her little mind and heart. She used to love to play with these little wooden crosses that I have in a side table drawer at my house and she would talk about Jesus dying on the cross. One day she put a cross up to my husband’s forehead and she said, “Papa, you die on the cross." I remember how her words stirred something in my heart. She had made me realize that I had stopped asking God to help me live the crucified life. The truth is, I had stopped because He had answered me. God allowed us to go through the wilderness, through the testing, through the fire, though loss and pain and betrayal. It was a very long, very difficult season that I never wanted to go through again.  (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, April 19th, at Woman to Woman Ministries, where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. Elizabeth, this is a feast of truth, and so needed on this first Sunday after Easter. By grace, we can live the cross-shaped life.

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  3. Such a powerful post Elizabeth, and much truth to think about as I head into the week. Thank you

    1. Much love to you, friend! Have a blessed week!


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