21 Days of Dying The Crucified Life Copyright 2016 © Misty Holmes Dorsey The Benefits of Living A Crucified Life DAY 20
21 Days of Dying
The Crucified Life
Copyright 2016 © Misty Holmes Dorsey
The Benefits of Living A Crucified Life
“And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:27 (KJV)
Looking back over my life and the years of counseling with many people in the Body of Christ, my eyes have seen and my ears have heard much. One of the major factors or key issues that create stumbling blocks for many Christians all over the world is not allowing Jesus Christ to become Lord of every area of your life.
It is difficult for people to let go and love God more than they love their own life. As stated in previous devotions, crucifying and denying the flesh daily is not normal nor is it natural. It is not attractive to us to deny the flesh neither is it attractive to relinquish all to a loving and caring God in whom there is no searching in His understanding.
Living a crucified life daily is surrendering all to Christ; that is your life, plans, ideas, agenda and hopes. After surrendering and relinquished control of your life, one can give an absolute and total yes to CHRIST, thus, walking out the crucified life daily. For you and I to do this we must make a disciplined decision to give our mind, will, and emotions over to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ. He must become LORD of your life and we must submit all to the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
However, we must realize that there are great benefits, but there is a price one must be willing to pay. Jesus said, “34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.” Mark 8:34-35 (KJV)
When you deny yourself, there are wonderful promises that are released to those who have chosen to walk a crucified life.
Recite these benefits:
1. Christ Liveth In Me
Galatians 2:20 (KJV) – I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
2. Bring Forth Much Fruit
John 12:24 (KJV) – Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
3. I Will Not Fail Nor Forsake Thee
Joshua 1:5 (KJV) -There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
4. My Words Abide In You, Ask and Recieve
John 15:7 (KJV) – If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
5. They Will hear the voice of God.
John 10:27 (KJV) – My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
6. God Will Draw Nigh To You
James 4:8 (KJV) – Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
7. Binding and Loosing
Matthew 16:19 (KJV) – And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Matthew 6:14 (KJV) – For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
9. Ye Shall Never Fall
2 Peter 1:10 (KJV) – Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
10. Eternal Life
John 5:24 (KJV) – Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Rehearse Scriptures and mediate on them: Write down what you struggle with and release it to God.