The secret to growth: ‘Die’


1 Corinthians 15:36b ‘When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn’t grow into a plant unless it dies first’

Such a paradox. How to die when actually your intention is to live and grow? How can you grow when you’re supposed to die? Somehow it doesn’t make sense, and yet it does make sense. Well, a paradox is basically two seemingly contradictory statements or expressions… that actually reveals a compelling truth!

This cannot be more true in real life experience, I desire the growth, but don’t want the 1st process required: ‘death’. Dying to myself, dying to sin and flesh… Yet I know that’s what God is calling me to. His requirement for true discipleship is clear ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’ (Luke 9:23)

In the same passage (in 1 Cor 15) God opened my eyes to v.43 ‘our bodies are buried in brokenness but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness but will be raised in strength.’

A reminder yet again (and a very timely one) that: ‘I’m not perfect, I’m not complete.. and He’s not done with me yet…’

Thank you Lord, for not giving up on me….

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