Bible Ballistics: “BBs”#72 Headache????
Continuing in our conversation about ‘time’ and ‘daily living’, I didn’t discover our topic today, I have one. I’ve had a headache off and on all this week, and I hardly ever have headaches. Not in years!!! Welllllllllll, guess what I discovered this morning while taking my vitamins and medications—no blood pressure pill all week. DUH!!! Can’t believe I did that!!!
That brought to mind a scripture that also refers to our use of everything around us, including time. How often do we get a spiritual ‘headache’, only to find that we haven’t taken our medication—The Word of God and prayer? We’re not thinking right, and it hurts us.
Philippians 2:5-8, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”
Jesus humbled Himself unto the will of the Father, even unto death—the death on the cross. I am called to do the same. I’d just like to share a couple of passages this morning about our dying to ourselves. Not doing work for Him, but yielding to HIS work IN us.
1 Peter 2:23-25, “Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.”
So? Here’s our shot for today.
Galatians 2:20-21, “ I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”
I am dead to self—
alive to and by Christ—
walking in His finished ‘work’—
not works of the law—
but by HIS Spirit IN me.
Yield!!! Today. It’s better than aspirin!!!