When we think of the word crucify, naturally as Christians, the first thing that comes to mind is Jesus and His crucification on the cross for our sins. We should never loose sight of what He did for us, even for a second. Yet, the Bible also says that we have been crucified! "I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me." God's word also says that we have "Crucified the flesh with it's passions and desires!" Those are some amazing thoughts to ponder. As I go deeper into trying to understand God's plan for my life, I have been trying to understand and apply these verses. I know that God has given me a new life as a Christian. "The old has been put off and the new put on" and that every sin then is nailed to the cross. My sinful nature is considered dead because of what Jesus did for me. So then why do I keep sinning? Why do I fall so often? All I can say is that this new life must be lived in the power of the Holy Spirit and not my own. I think that is part of the problem. So often I forget to pray and I go about my life on my own, not including God in my everyday decisions. I don't include the Holy Spirit into my conversation, my attitudes, my actions. I need to trust Him in all things big and small. It's not that I don't want to trust Him, or that I don't know I should, it is just I forget! I forget to commit the little things in my life to Him, the average walking and talking type of things. Before I know it I am feeling defeated and drug down by my sin. I am feeling that conviction within my soul that I am not right with God. I need to constantly moment my moment live my life remembering I am crucified with Christ, and that my evil deeds have been crucified as well. I am so grateful God loves me and will never give up on helping me grow!
Learning to trust God . . . Crucified . . . One Day at a Time
This is a brand new blog as I am now on a new type of journey! I am learning more and more each day what it truly means to trust God. This journey is taking me deeper and deeper into what it means to surrender my all to Him. I would love to have you come along with me as I share my ups and downs, my joys and sorrows and as I seek a closer relationship and walk with my Saviour.
I need to add that I am beginning the blog again after almost a year and a half. I am still on a journey to learn to trust God and seek to know His will for me. I write mainly for myself, but anyone is welcome to join me on this journey.
married 36 years, pastor's wife, 4 grown children who were homeschooled, 10 grandchildren, most important thing about me is that I am saved by the blood of Jesus. I like coffee and chocolate! I like sunflowers, daisies, carnations and roses. I like the ocean and the mountains! I like all of nature and love the Creator.