Death to Disbelief
1 Corinthians 15:36 “What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.” After my post yesterday about how nothing is impossible with God, a friend wrote back with the qualifier “if it is according to His will.” I totally agree with this, though I feel too many of us (myself included) relinquish faith and chalk up shoddy outcomes to “God’s will.” I’ve also noticed that people who completely “die to self” experience way more supernatural miracles in their lives. That only makes sense, because if they have no will of their own, everything they do is in line with the will of God. Smith Wigglesworth puts it this way. “Will you let Him have your will? Will you let Him have you? If you will, all His power is at your disposal.” To Wigglesworth, giving God your will wasn’t about saying a prayer to commit your future into His hands. It was about being totally, completely sold out to Jesus. “To live two days in succession on the same spiritual plane is a tragedy. We must be willing to deny ourselves everything to receive the revelation of God’s truth and to receive the fullness of the Spirit. Only that will satisfy God, and nothing less must satisfy us.” Lord, I die to myself today. It is in death that I can experience true life in you. There is nothing I desire except you. I submit my will to yours and declare that you are an awesome God and a loving Father. In your son’s most precious name, Amen.