Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Darin shared this at the end of Sunday's service at the Center
:: author is anonymous

When you are forgotten, or neglected,
or purposely set at naught, and you
don't sting or hurt with the insult or
the oversight, but your heart is happy,
being counted worthy to suffer for Yashua,
That is dying to self.

When your good is evil spoken of,
when your wishes are misunderstood
your advise disregarded, your opinions
ridiculed, and you refuse to let anger
rise in your heart, or even defend
yourself, but take it all in patient, loving silence,
That is dying to self..

When you lovingly and patiently bear
any disorder, any irregularity, any
unpunctuality, or any annoyance; when
you stand face to face with waste, folly,
extravagance, spiritual insensibility-
and endure it as Yashua endured,
That is dying to self.

When you are content with any food,
any offering, any climate, any society,
any raiment, any interruption
by the will of Yaweh,
That is dying to self.

When you never care to refer to your-
self in conversation, or to record your
own good works, or itch after commendations,
when you can truly love to be unknown,
That is dying to self.

When you can see your brother prosper
and have his needs met and can honestly
rejoice with him in spirit and feel no envy,
nor question Yahweh while your own
needs are greater and in desperate circumstances,
That is dying to self.

When you can receive correction and
reproof from one of less stature than your-
self and can humbly submit inwardly as
well as outwardly, finding no rebellion
or resentment rising up within your heart,
That is dying to self.

Are you dead yet?
In these last days, the Spirit would bring us
to the stake "That I may know HIM, and the
power of HIS resurrection, and the fellowship
of HIS sufferings, being made conformable
unto HIS death."


  1. Wow. This really goes to show how many of our thoughts and actions throughout the day are usually centered around us. It's not easy to die to ourselves...but it its what Christ asks us to do. Less of me...more of Him is my prayer!!

  2. Ahhh! Thank you for posting this! I wanted to read this again!