Friday, September 4, 2009

Why the name?

Romans 8:12-18 (NKJV) reads: "Therefore, brethren, we are debtors — not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.  For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.  For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out,"Abba, Father."  The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs — heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.  For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."

                            Dying to Live...
                                        as a child of God
                                                  by the Spirit of adoption.

These verses are the basis of the name I picked for my blog. I am and shall be eternally thankful to God for adopting me. My Father has asked me to put to death the deeds of my ole sin-loving, God-belittling, self-absorbed body and to wear His name, to REALLY be His child and live in relationship to Him in a manner pleasing to Him...I am dying to do so more faithfully for the glory of His great name. I want to be conformed into His image. I want to be led by the Spirit of God.  He is my Delight, my Treasure, my Rock upon which I stand...He is my Ever Present Help, my Savior, my King...and by His Spirit I have been given the unspeakable privilege of crying out to Him and being heard. What a gift! What a life GOD GIVES!

I'm new to this blogging thing, but I hope to learn along the way how things work in the blogging world as I attempt to lay my thoughts out and encourage anybody who cares to read them to live for Christ, the only Mediator between God and man. Die to yourself that you may live unto Him...there is no greater pleasure offered to man.


  1. Great title! Welcome to blogger! Glad your here. I look forward to coming shortly.

  2. Oh, happiness! Connie is blogging!