Tuesday, September 5, 2006 4:00 a.m.
Here is a quote from Handley Moule (1841-1920) that has impacted me. “To be like Christ [is] to displace self from the inner throne, and to enthrone Him; to make not the slightest compromise with the smallest sin…” (www.goodread.com). So, how does one dethrone self and enthrone Christ? It is only accomplished by a daily repenting, and a daily washing; and I am convinced, it is sometimes an hourly undertaking. Mark 12:30 says, “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength…” Is Christ the center of everything you do? Does He have your whole being, thoughts and actions. Is pleasing Him more important than pleasing yourself or others? I believe that Romans 12:1-2 must become center and first in your life in order to dethrone self and enthrone Christ. “I BESEECH you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2).
Thought for Today: “If I covet any place on earth but the dust at the foot of the cross, then I know nothing of Calvary love” (Amy Carmichael, IF, p. 77).