why it didn’t break thru….

Because no one ever told me about that  natural man  dude controlling my life… folks just didn’t see the power of  that beast  50 years ago….   what if.…  they had told me how that  guy had to  die … in order for  Jesus to live… deliberate… painful experiences… area by area in my life… no once and for all  doctrinal   thing… which is what i was taught…

I was a  new creature  in Christ… a whole new creation… old things had passed away… all things had become new… (all doctrinally true) and I was certainly different... He took the 3 packs of Camels a day out of my life… no more Phil the womanizer… the alcoholic… my foul mouth suddenly couldn’t speak those 4 letter words any more.. the crudeness… the vulgarity… they were all gone… just look at me… isn’t it wonderful what Christ can do… am I not just this wonderful example… and He made me His ambassador to the world… to get them saved and set free and be just as wonderful as me….  😦

Uggghh!   The problem is that all those things really appeal to my human nature… I could really  “be somebody”  now…  be someone  important  in the Kingdom of God…. hey…. with God in me, I could now do great and wondrous exploits for Him… accomplish so much for Him… and give Him all the glory!   I was encouraged to do that for over 30 years…

Off I went… and He let me do everything/anything  that crossed my mind... some successes… many more failures… as He slowly drew me  in to Himself  and brought me to the end of myself… 32 years later….  experience by experience…

What if... you really hear what I am saying… really hear that we need to nail that natural man to the cross in Him… and  let it die there... no more doing things for God… no more   being somebody….  just at rest in Him…. enjoying His presence….

hmmmm… something to talk to Him about…  maybe???

🙂

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