Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley


Take Up Your Cross

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What did Christ mean when he said we must take up our cross and follow him?

Answer: For the seeker of Life, the conversion from our embittered self — with its hardened heart — into a new man or woman requires a conscious compliance; it takes submission of self involving a willingness to endure our present nature as it ceases to be one form, even before it is transformed into another, higher one. Going through this conscious conversion is the “crucifixion,” for the sweetness of God’s own life comes only after the curing of our own. It follows the passing of that life we are in into a Life we cannot know in our present state. Here is the tearing of the fibers of our very self — not a maturing, but a gradual replacement — becoming new in the light of God’s birth in us even as we feel ourselves dying to all that we have ever been or hope to be. Thus knowing that our will cannot be transformed, but only surrendered, does nothing to make the task of going through our conversion less painful, and yet it does make this life of waiting — and ripening on the vine — endurable.



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Paul Wilder

    Such a beautiful and hopeful message…and yet one that almost no one will want to hear, much less contemplate. Thank you, Guy, for sharing this truth with us today.

Previous Posts

How to Stop Sowing the Seeds of Sorrow
Question: I've noticed that the more I hear people complain about their unwanted circumstances in life, the less likely they are to do anything to change them. It makes me wonder if I'm just as ungrateful and unwilling! Answer: You have discovered an undeniable truth: Until we become conscious of

posted 3:00:15am Nov. 26, 2014 | read full post »

The Beginning of Real Gratitude
To have real gratitude, to have that fullness of heart that, by its greatness, fulfills the one who holds it, begins with allowing God to give you a portion of His Life... a gift one can only receive once he stops giving himself what he thinks he must have to fulfill his life.

posted 3:00:26am Nov. 25, 2014 | read full post »

A Life of Servitude or Gratitude: The Choice is Yours!
This life of ours can either be one of endless servitude or endless gratitude, and we must choose which it is to be. To choose to live a life of endless servitude to a master that promises pleasures but delivers punishments is to spend our life living from the ideas that we presently hold to be true

posted 3:00:11am Nov. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Love in Action
Real love wants nothing outside of itself…

posted 3:00:23am Nov. 21, 2014 | read full post »

(Video) Real Love Does Not Enable
Guy Finley explains what real love is and what it isn't, and notes that it is impossible for you to genuinely love another person if you cannot first be completely content and comfortable with being alone. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxuv3Yicgh0&list=UUTGc_OGLcE1zQ1HpyyNKrKA[/yout

posted 3:00:06am Nov. 20, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.