Sometimes other bloggers say exactly what I’ve been thinking, only more eloquently than I could ever do. That is the case with a post from Dr. Bob Snyder with IHS Global. Bob wrote:
“God’s desire for me is abundant fruitfulness. He even gave me the prescription for this,
I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. John 12:24 NLT
Do you mean to tell me that Jesus is saying that I must die to myself in order to be fruitful?
It is not improvement of myself but rather a death to myself that creates God’s fruitfulness in me. You must be kidding. Rather than dying to self I prefer to say, ‘I am actually a good guy.’ But Jesus says my goodness is not good enough. Only His perfect goodness will do.
It all begins by submitting to His Will and Power, therefore allowing my will and power to die. This painful and ugly process results in abundant fruitfulness.
Will you join me in dying to self?”