Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Call to Die...

Tomorrow morning I am going to begin a 40-day journey through David Nasser's book, A Call to Die. I will begin "fasting from the world and feasting on God." Today I began reading the introduction and praying about where God would lead me on this particular challenge. Nasser asks participants to fast from one thing that is distracting in their spiritual life. Instead of doing that "one distracting thing" I will spend time in prayer and reading God's Word. Nasser quotes, "God's word has the power to change lives. If you marinate yourself in the Scriptures, I'm confident that God will do some amazing things in you and through you. Count on it." I am going to "marinate" myself in the Bible and treasure God's words to me. I want God to mold me and shape me into a woman after His own heart. As I embark on this pilgrimage, I will let you lean in on what God is teaching me. Hopefully you and I can "focus on letting Jesus change our identities" this holiday season. As I die to myself, as I die to Emily Beth Cummins, I will be transformed into a fresh and new young woman who seeks Jesus Christ as her source of confidence.

"When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die."

-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me."

-Galatians 2:20

"Count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus."

-Romans 6:11


Endya said...

Hey Emily!
You are such an encouragement and model for Christ. Can you please remember me in your prayers. I feel like something's holding me back from being all that God wants me to be. Can you please pray that God gives me the courage to face my fears and to trust Him in the midst of all my confusion. Thanks so much..Let me know if there is anything you want me to pray for you for.

Sisters in Christ,

HIS Princess said...

Hey Endya!
It is so good to hear from you! I will definitely pray for you and your journey with Christ. Jesus is always working in our lives, even when we don't feel it. Continue to let Jesus mold you and shape you into a woman after His own heart. I have also been praying for my relationship with God to go to that "next level". As I have begun this journey of "A Call to Die" God revealed to me that having a relationship with Him isn't about "levels" or continually checking off personal growth points in our relationship. We must enjoy His presence every single day and be open to what He is teaching us. I am praying for you. God is using you in great ways for His glory!