By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

And if I cannot pass the test to crucify my flesh in the present,
I must not think that I would be willing to give myself over to death for my faith in the future.

Crucifying the flesh is a regular, uncomfortable, unnatural, holy business.
It must be done daily and deliberately;
It must be done with earnest resolve and an intensive appeal to the Spirit for a supernatural impartation of strength.
The glory of crucifying the flesh lies in the desire to give glory to God.
Do not grow disheartened, in the heat of the battle, by the flesh that wars within you ...
By all that must be resisted, refused, and crucified.
It is only a display of God at work,
Preparing you for greater works of service,
Preserving you for His heavenly kingdom;
A sure witness that what you leave behind will be incomparably made up to you by what you receive within.
Drive a stake into the reality that a great grace and an immeasurable peace await you at the end of the battle.
Drive a stake into your flesh ...
And Christ will drive a stake into your soul.
You are His and He is yours …
Give glory to Him.

“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”
Matthew 10:38-39