DAILY THOUGHT: DYING WITH CHRIST
Though Jesus’ death is unique, he invites us to die as well. Like a seed that is planted in the ground and dies, Jesus invites us to die to ourselves in order to bear good fruit. We are asked to lay our lives down in love so that we may be raised into new life by dying with Christ.
The breath-taking good news of Good Friday and Easter Sunday is that life comes out of death.
To embrace resurrection-life we need to learn how to die. The big question facing us today as we journey to the Cross and the Empty Tomb is: “What do we need to die to today in order to enter more fully into the new life that Christ wants to give us?”
DAILY PRAYER REQUEST:
Lord, may we know you more clearly, love you more deeply and follow you more closely.
Begin with the daily prayer request.
Commit the verse below to memory.
Write down your answer to the question above on a small piece of paper, tear it up and bury it into the ground. Speak with the living Christ about what you have done and listen to what he may say to you.
In your own words, tell him that you want to die with him so you may rise with him into new life.
John 12:24 NIV24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.