Die Daily

If then you have died with Christ to material ways of looking at things and have escaped from the world’s crude and elemental notions and teachings of externalism, why do you live as if you still belong to the world? Colossians 2:20 (AMP)

The cross,
where Jesus died,
He longs to meet us there.
Still the only place to be filled
daily.

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20  

Poetry type: Cinquian

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15 responses to “Die Daily

  1. Amen.

    It’s so amazing to me to know that if you were the only one that would have been saved, He still would have done it.

    Praise God.

    He loves us that much! Wow! Why do we continue to trust other things above Christ? (speaking for myself here!). Praise God for His faithfulness. Blessings! Scotti

  2. When we do meet him there, oh how sweet it is!

    Blessings on you!

    Amen, Lana! Have a great day! Scotti

  3. Greetings. To abide in Jesus continually. He’s with us always; we’re the ones who wander. Your poem, mainly the line “He longs to meet us there” reminds me of a song that I haven’t heard in years called “I miss my time with you.” While I can only vaguely remember it, the song is from the Lords perspective to a saint who has put off time with him in order to focus on worldly pursuits.

    Have a wonderful weekend in Christ.

    timbob

    Yes, timbob, to abide in Jesus continually! Our pastor gave an awesome sermon yesterday about Partaking of the Bread of Life through believing in Christ. It was such an wonderful message about seeking out Jesus continually because we love Him. It is typically our needs that drive us to Jesus but we are truly abiding in Him and feasting on Him when we seek Him continually out of love. Jesus is the only One who can satisfy us because He nourishes us deep within our soul. Our focus on worldly pursuits only leaves us weak and unsatisfied. If we are believing, trusting and putting our faith in Jesus, we will abide in Him no matter what feelings or circumstances we have at the present time. May the Lord increase our faith and help our unbelief! Amen. And may the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you always. Scotti

  4. marie

    Simple and profound. The Cross; the only place where Life can be found.

    Thanks for stopping by, Marie. May God bless you today and always. Scotti

  5. Neva

    Wow! Dying daily is so difficult–necessary but very difficult.
    Thank you my sister

    Peace
    neva

    Hello Precious Sister, it is always so good to hear from you. It is in our weakness, He is strong! It is always difficult to come to the end ourselves but this is exaclty where He heals us best! Blessings to you today and always. Scotti

  6. Isn’t it wonderous that “He longs to meet us there”? I live by the daily infilling alone, I’m so grateful! Thanks, Scotti!

    Yes, Cami, He is our daily bread. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst”. Our pastor preached on this verse last Sunday and it was such a wonderful message about how we can partake of the bread of life through believing and abiding in Christ. God Bless! Scotti

  7. My kids are memorizing the book of Galatians as part of the Bible quizzing program they are involved in this year. I made up a tune to Galatians 2:20 to help them memorize the verse, and I ended up memorizing it in the process. I’ve been thinking about this verse a lot and about Calvary. I’m so grateful for the cross and God’s amazing love! Thanks for another great poem.

    Hi Carol, what an awesome verse to mediate on and memorize. Your love of the Word is inspiring. We do share in His crucifixion and as Christians we have died to our old selves…we are not the center of the universe…Christ is! We must continually fix our eyes on Him. May He continue to increase our faith so that we can trust in Him fully in all things. Amen. Thanks for your encouraging words and God Bless! Scotti

  8. Amen to this post, Scottie and wow to your selection of music, I listened to Josh Groban over and over..I just love “O Holy Night” When we have our big Carols in the Domain ( Sydney) and also at the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne this song is always sung, I always end up crying..

    Hi Carol, yes, amen to the work of the cross! A former teacher of mine used to say “Jesus paid a debt He did not owe at a price we could not pay!”. Isn’t that the truth? I also really like Josh Groban. What an amazing voice he has. I just picked up his most recent Christmas CD and it is wonderful. May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus be with you always. Scotti

  9. I love this particular verse and I love this poem. This is one of my greatest desires–to die daily for Christ. I do it so imperfectly, but it’s my earnest desire. I love your music and the pleasant surroundings here,Scotti.

    Blessings, Maxine. I truly enjoy your writing as well. Have a wonderful day and God Bless, Scotti

  10. Lord help us to die at the cross so we can live by the power of your Spirit.

    God Bless,
    Daniel

    Amen, Daniel. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings, Scotti

  11. These scriptures speak to my heart for I have begun to learn what it means to die to everything else my heart holds dear besides the Saviour, so that Christ may fully live within me.

    Blessings to you Scotti, your blog is always an inspiration!

    Susan

    Hi Susan, thank you for your gracious comments. I so enjoy reading your blog and I am always encouraged in the Lord when I stop by your site. Just when I think I have learned what it means to die daily, the Lord takes me through another painful lesson. He truly wants us to know Him and to rely only on Him. May God bless you in all things. Scotti

  12. Alfonso Nin

    This dying is not of us doing, but of His Spirit. For many years when I came to Christ, people used to tell me, “You must die to your old self!” And I did not comprehend it at all.
    I tried to undo my past and die to myself, and I just kept falling into old ways, and then what a freeing revelation– His Spirit does the work in me. My part is only to obey, and submit to His sweet-transforming presence, daily.
    Alfonso (former hardcore sinner).

  13. Evan

    and part of that is asking for forgiveness and to be cleansed from our sins not just once in our lives but everyday when we pray. to ask for all wrong to leave the heart and all light and love from Lord Christ to come in and fill us. amen.

  14. Scotti

    So true, Evan. When we confess our sins, HE is faithful to forgive us AND cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We all fall…we all sin…but we have to get back up, shake it off and go back to the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ rather than wallow in our sin or pretend it never happened. Sin breaks our fellowship with God. May our hearts be so attuned to the Holy Spirit that we are instantly convicted of our sin and seek out the Lord’s forgiveness. Blessings to you today, Evan. Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment.

  15. Steve

    The foot of the cross. The only place to be. Thank you Scotti!

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