Can You Trust God For A Resurrection?
Your journey with Jesus will ensure that you encounter divine moments in your life that are crossroads. Crossroads that lead you to greater things in God if you choose His will in that season. However, they will most likely mean death and abandonment to some areas of life that you possibly hold sacred. It’s the choice between what Paul mentioned is satisfaction or crucifixion of our flesh.
The Apostle Paul said that it was “no longer he who lived….but Christ who lived in Him.” That the old Paul was crucified. The old Paul did not need to be satisfied because Christ now lived in him. And he now lives in and from Christ by faith. (Gal 2:20)
Our flesh calls out to always be understood, always treated right, and always fulfilled. Our flesh demands that we must get our way. Our flesh tries to hide, make excuses for and cover our sin. Our flesh holds on to offense, holds people to the fire for their mistakes, demands justice in the season. Our flesh tells us things like move, quit, leave, hide, demand, get your way, get revenge and the list continues. Our flesh is something we wrestle with and it always wants its way. It justifies our feeling sorry for ourselves. It justifies our judgments against others. It tells us not to forgive or see beyond the season. It tells us that in this time, in this season and at this moment we must have our way or nothing. The flesh makes no room for grace and lives from the place of self-gratification.
The crucified flesh is opposite. It does not demand it’s way. It forgives and loves, it trusts and obeys God’s Word, it leads purposefully by the Spirit through life’s storms. The crucified flesh doesn’t hold grudges, doesn’t make excuses and doesn’t try and find a way of escape. The crucified flesh exhibits a life that lays hurts, wounds, and pain at the feet of Jesus. The crucified flesh meets sin at the crossroads and chooses to please God over self. The crucified flesh is empowered by faith through the Spirit of God and finds peace, strength, and hope to overcome the challenge in the season.
What are you wrestling with right now in this time and in this season?
What in your life wants to be satisfied and what needs to be crucified?
Are you willing to have a crucifixion in an area of your life and trust God for a resurrection?
Galatians 2:20 -“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
– Pastor Daniel
Inspired by the new series “Times and Seasons” at Grace Avenue Church. Part 2 is this Sunday at: 9:30am – 11:00am – 12:30pm