October 30, 2006

“I assure you: Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains by itself. But if it dies, it produces a large crop.” John 12:24 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:30 am by Devotions with MYK. Come, walk with me.

   We can all be considered a grain of wheat. Regarding the crop, we play a dual role. Both roles are indistinguishable from one another. We are the seeds that grow the crop (read John 12:24) and we are the laborers of the harvest (read Matthew 9:37).

   Have you died to self yet? Are you willing to? What good is our knowledge of the Truth in Christ, if we keep it to ourselves? What good is our testimony, if our lives don’t reflect what we know and we walk not in the image of Christ?!

   As the seed, we must die. The death of our flesh, to our desires, to our wants, to our sinful nature, will be what produces the crop. We want to do so much for God and His Kingdom, but most of the time we try to do it on our own. In this we fail. Our flesh will always desire the things of the world, while our spirit will fight for the righteousness of our Lord (read Galatians 5:17).

   Our hearts may be in the right place and our plans may be filled with prayer, but the problem is that we always try on our own; we are not willing to die to self. Our flesh, the identity that “we” have created gets involved in accomplishing our plans. But our Lord tells us that we are new creatures (read Ephesians 4:22-24) and that, the identity which we have created is no longer who we are.

   Christ submitted His life, His friends and His fears, all to the will of GOD. It caused Him to suffer insurmountable and unbearable pain, the cost of which was His life. But he died and rose again. With that, the harvest was His.

   Are you willing to die to self? Do you still have aspects in your life, yet not surrendered to GOD? Are you ready to grow the crop, which the Lord has set up for you? If not, are you truly walking with Christ? Plug in to a church, fellowship with mature believers, study the word. And in time you too shall fall to the ground, die and produce a crop. Only then can we talk about being a laborer in the harvest.

                                                       Your Brother in Arms for CHRIST

                                                                           M.Banuchi

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