Flesh Must Die!
I'm not dead if I can still see me, hear me, and feel me. In order for the risen Christ to be seen, FLESH MUST DIE! When something is dead, it's dead! It has no life, no power, no voice. It cannot talk, it cannot breathe, it cannot see, feel, touch, or taste. It is dead!
My alabaster box contains a perfumed ointment so beautiful and so potent that it drowns out the smell of my pain and my disappointment and releases healing to my soul. Because when I pour it out on Jesus, He pours it back down on me. If I can still smell the stench of my anger, my hate, my past-hurts, my bitterness, my unforgiveness, and my resentfulness, it means my issue "ain't" dead.
There is a true healing that Christ gives where nothing is missing and nothing is broken anymore. You are free when it no longer affects you, infects you, and wrecks you to behave outside of the character of Christ. If I am to be crucified with Christ, there must be nothing left but a total surrendered life with a constant flowing release of the glorious fragrance of His glory. ~2015 Narda Goodson
Scriptures to Meditate on:
Galatians 2:20 - 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.