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40 Day Spiritual Journey – March 28
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Day-41

Wednesday, March 28

Scripture for the Day: Philippians 3 

As we’ve watched the early spring transform the landscape around us I’ve been reminded of the life cycle: life to death and then life again. As we look ahead to Easter’s celebration the thought repeats itself.  Jesus came for this—He lived to die and live again. As His followers we are to walk after His model, but how?

It seems impossible.

A few years ago there was a worship song with these words:

More Love, more Power, more of you in my life

More Love, more Power, more of you in my life

I will worship you with all of my heart,

I will worship you with all of my might

I will worship you with all of my strength

For you are my Lord.

More Love, more Power, more of you in my Life

More Love, more Power, more of you in my Life

It is impossible a part from His life in us. Salvation brings this gift, but the full revelation of the gift in our life is only released by the corresponding choice of death we make—death in our selfish hearts, death in our unbelieving minds, death in our wayward souls. It’s only possible through the exchange of more love, more power, more of His life in ours. We appropriate His resurrection life in us when we ‘die’ and ‘live’ in the new life we have hidden together with Christ in God.

What a wonderful gift of transformation!

Pat McGarvey, Manager of Toccoa Falls Books and Gifts

Prayer

Father thank you for a love that was willing to die to give me the gift of life. Help me to love you enough to be willing to die to myself so your life is free to live through me.