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Monday, December 6, 2010

Brokenness | Dying to Self

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I came across this piece from an Unknown Author, that I thought, ironically, goes well with the subject on Brokenness and our book study.  And, since we (Ladies Discipleship Group) didn't meet last week and since (technically) I wouldn't have anything really to share- I thought that this would be fitting to share with you today. 
It really affected me and I hope it does you, too.  The LDG is actually meeting this morning and I hope to resume today's chapter (Chapter Four) review, for you, next week.


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

~THAT IS DYING TO SELF~

When your good is evil spoken of, when your wishes are crossed, your advice 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 Jesus 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 God.

~THAT IS DYING TO SELF~

When you never care to refer to yourself 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 God, while your own needs are far greater and in desperate circumstances.

~THAT IS DYING TO SELF~

When you can receive correction and reproof from one of less stature than yourself 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?

 (a.k.a. Are you broken yet?)
~Author Unknown

4 comments:

  1. nope, I've got a ways to go sister!
    Very touching and true.

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  2. Wow, true words indeed! I'm going to share this with others. It has MUCH application for my life - Thank you for posting this Bevy!!!

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  3. Nope, I'm alive and kickin' strong with Christ!
    This truly touched my heart sweetie!

    God bless and have an incredible day sweetie!!!

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  4. OR...When you thought you couldn't but found that you did?

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