Tuesday, February 10, 2009

WFW The Relinquished Life








The Relinquished Life

“I am crucified with Christ.”
Galatians 2:20



No one is ever united with Jesus Christ until he is willing to relinquish not sin only, but his whole way of looking at things. To be born from above of the Spirit of God means that we must let go before we lay hold, and in the first stages it is the relinquishing of all pretence. What Our Lord wants us to present to Him is not goodness, nor honesty, nor endeavour, but real solid sin; that is all He can take from us. And what does He give in exchange for our sin? Real solid righteousness. But we must relinquish all pretence of being any thing, all claim of being worthy of God's consideration.

Then the Spirit of God will show us what further there is to relinquish. There will have to be the relinquishing of my claim to my right to myself in every phase. Am I willing to relinquish my hold on all I possess, my hold on my affections, and on everything, and to be identified with the death of Jesus Christ?

There is always a sharp painful disillusionment to go through before we do relinquish. When a man really sees himself as the Lord sees him, it is not the abominable sins of the flesh that shock him, but the awful nature of the pride of his own heart against Jesus Christ. When he sees himself in the light of the Lord, the shame and the horror and the desperate conviction come home.

If you are up against the question of relinquishing, go through the crisis, relinquish all, and God will make you fit for all that He requires of you.

From Heartlight

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12 comments:

Susan said...

Wow, what a GREAT WORD!!

Yes, it's time to give it up, all for Jesus!!

Thanks for sharing this today.

Be blessed my friend♥

Sit-N-Chat said...

Word we need to hear. We are so consumed with this world.
And pretty graphic.

Thank you.

Jennfier B

Peggy said...

Outstanding Wilnette! Yep, too long without each other...but it's both of us!

Powerful verse in our identity in Christ that we mostly forget! How to relinquish our life!

But your graphic is MORE than what
you see in one glance, without
"JESUS INSIDE" it's just one big "O" ZERO...nothing...empty...but after we lay it ALL down ... pretense, mask, past, etc. it does become Solid in Christ's Righteousness not anything of our own and through His Holy Spirit we are gently pruned into branches with fruit clinging to the Vine!

Praise Jesus for His complete Righteousness, My Shield!
Very inspirational WORDs we needed
to fill this Wednesday! EnJOY all the WORD you can take in!

Clif said...

Splendid, much need words. Thanks for posting.

Lisa said...

Thanks for this great Word. Needed it!

MyJourneyBack said...

Great post. We do need to give it all up to Jesus.
Blessings,
Sherry

Denise said...

Such a wonderful post sweet sister.

Laurie Ann said...

Great insight and word for the day! Happy WFW!

Toia said...

Beautiful!! Just Beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Happy WFW!!

Amydeanne said...

hehe, loved this word art! very cool!

Joyfulsister said...

Happy Valentines Day Sistah!!
(((((HUgz)))) I Pray that you are having a blessed day filled with Love beyond measure, and your heart filled with God's abundance of Love that overflows and overflows!!

Luv ya Lorie

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