Posts Tagged ‘self denial’

I believe that the ultimate lesson in life is what we were born knowing, something that is innate, but that we lose sight of along the way; And that is-

We are not the teachers, but the students; We are not the masters but the rather, the subjects. Life is our teacher and God is our master- he gave us life, and ultimately, he will take it back. He is the only true master. 

Very simplistic, yet profound. How many fights would end, wars would cease, religions would fold if people would just take a real hold of this one basic truth.

The Bible says, “And now abides faith, hope and love; but the greatest of these is LOVE.”

“God is love.”

Think about it!

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Help Me to Crucify Me!

crucify me

“And HE said to them all, If any man come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.”

Luke 9: 23-24

The more I look unto THEE,
the more I see too much of me.
Oh, help me this life crucify;
Remove from my midst me, myself, and I.

The more I seek THY face,
The more I need thy saving grace;
And mercy is my chosen friend,
In longsuffering I’ve come to depend.

The harder I pant after THEE,
the more my corruption I see.
The closer I draw near to thee,
The clearer my depravity.

And so to my Savior I cling!
For I know in me dwells no good thing;
I must trust in the pure HOLY LAMB,
to accept me just as I am.

    HIS righteousness given to me,
from the world, sin and self to be free.
Lord, help me to die today,
every passion of self I must slay!

My heart is sorely oppressed,
For the foe is peculiarly dressed.
On a hunger within he does prey,
from my JESUS to draw me away.

But I cleave even more to THY cross;
I am willing to suffer the loss.
Please fill me so full of THY grace,
That the enemy will not find a place.

LORD, you know I am looking to THEE,
Help me to crucify me!
That through this vessel THY glory would shine,
and I would be wholly THINE!

Author: Elizabeth Ann Van Cleve

I love you my dear Jesus, sweet Savior!

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