Friday, June 02, 2006

Dying to Self by Ray Beeson

The brief article below comes from Ray Beeson at
Overcomers Ministries

Dying to Self
It’s an ancient term—forgotten, neglected, and even annoying to some. At the same time it is one of the most valuable truths in Scripture when understood properly.

An unknown writer penned the idea well:
1. When you are forgotten or neglected or purposely set at naught, and you don’t sting and hurt with the insult or the oversight, but your heart is happy, being counted worthy to suffer for Christ, that is dying to self.
2. When your good is evil spoken of, when your wishes are crossed, your advise disregarded, your opinions ridiculed, and you refuse to let anger rise in your heart, or even defend yourself, but take it all in patient, loving silence, that is dying to self.
3. When you are content with any food, any raiment, any climate, any society, any solitude, any interruption by the will of God, that is dying to self.
4. When you never care to refer to yourself in conversation, or record your own good works, or itch after commendation, when you truly love to be unknown, that is dying to self.
5. When you can see your brother prosper and have his needs met, and can honestly rejoice with him in spirit and feel no envy or question God, though your own needs are far greater and you are in desperate circumstances, that is dying to self.
6. When you can receive correction and reproof from someone of less stature than yourself, and can humbly submit inwardly as well as outwardly, finding no resentment or rebellion rising up in your heart, that is dying to self.

Just a Thought,

Ray Beeson
Overcomers Ministries
7357 Wolverine St.
Ventura, CA 93003

Ray's Ministry Schedule is below and check out his site for other great resources!

Ministry Schedule:
June 4: Valley Community Four Square Church. Santa Paula, CA Morning and Evening.
June 11-14: Calvary Christian Center. Hanford, CA. Prayer Conference.
June 18-21: Church of the Nazarene. Newberg, OR. Prayer Conference.
June 25: Rogue Valley Fellowship. Medford, OR. Morning Only.
June 28: Bethel Church. Medford, OR. Wednesday evening only.
July 2-5: Church of the Nazarene. Hood River, OR. Prayer conference.

Artwork: It is Finished by William Hallmark

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