CheerRom 6:6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.
Rom 6:7 For he who has died has been freed from sin.
Intentional Living #4 Perished Power
Death to self absorbed plans and purposes. Resolve to put away self striving, self motivated efforts powered by drive from within to be right or to be in control. And wisdom, His wisdom to know and understand that that death only comes about by full surrender to His Spirit's control. Without that, one becomes weary in well doing, very quickly.
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So, putting that principle of death to self in action, it would look like this: intentionally planning to minister and serve others even though it might cost giving up what I would choose in my flesh. My flesh would choose those activities that would give satisfaction, comfort and pleasure for a purely self motivated goal. And intentionally setting aside my scheming and my own effort to accomplish that goal in my own strength recognizing that if it's done in flesh style, by my strength, I'll run out of motivation and energy and fail. Again.
And building on previous Intentional Living, Reviewing my personal choices I will ask now for discernment and wisdom to make this day one that will honor and glorify the Lord, in word and deed, by His strength and power, to accomplish His work in me and through me.
Now, I can begin my day. And watch expectantly for His provision and blessing, and with thanksgiving receive what He has for me.